As an international student studying in the U.S., purchasing health insurance is mandatory, because colleges don’t want to cover the medical expense for you if you fall sick or have medical emergency.
Some colleges have strict rules on which health insurances you are to purchase. In some cases, the college purchases the health insurance on behalf of you and sends you the bill along with your tuition bill. Other colleges give you the freedom to purchase whichever health insurance plan you want, as long as it meets the requirement such as minimum medical coverage.
In addition to explaining the process of purchasing health insurance, this article also touches upon how college hospitals work and what benefits are covered if you have a health insurance in advance.
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