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Health insurance for international student

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: I am a U.S. citizen working in London for the summer. I will be traveling to Australia for 3.5 weeks at the end of July and returning to the U.S. 19 of Aug, where I will not be covered by an insurance plan until I start grad school on 31 Aug. Can you recommend a health insurance plan for less than $100 that would cover me both in Australia and for the two weeks I'd be in the U.S. without health insurance?

A: Please see to choose a plan that fits these criteria. All offer online pricing and ability to set premium according to your budget. The "Liaison International" plan would seem to be a good choice. $100,000 coverage will likely be priced less than $100. Make sure to indicate your current London address as the originating home address and select the option "travel to include the U.S." on the first page of the pricing screen. Citizenship is not an issue for this type of coverage.


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