Our new video is another way for us to help educate, and it will be a free resource to all those who visit our site. We are also offering it free on DVD for schools that wish to use it during their international student orientation
Neptune Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2013
International Student Insurance (ISI), the market leader in providing international student health and travel insurance, is proud to announce the launch of a new video designed to educate international students on the healthcare system in the USA. The video teaches students how to prepare for their arrival in the US, how the healthcare system works in the USA and how students should seek treatment appropriately if they become sick or injured.
With no nationalized or socialized healthcare system, and a large variety of medical providers like emergency rooms, hospitals, urgent care centers, on-campus clinics and doctors’ offices, the US healthcare system can be incredibly complex to negotiate for non-natives. Many international students and advisors report significant confusion and unnecessary expense when students need to seek care. The video aims to simplify the process with easy to follow tips to handle the issues international students commonly face. “Often times, international students will seek treatment at a hospital for a minor injury or illness and walk out with an expensive bill when they could have saved hundreds of dollars and hours of time if they had gone to a walk-in clinic,” commented Ross Mason, Vice-President of International Student Insurance.
In addition to the best way to seek treatment, the video also addresses steps to take before leaving your home country, like bringing a supply of any required prescription medication and having a dental and eye exam before you leave. Finally, the new video underscores the importance of having insurance coverage, while still planning to spend some money out of pocket when you need care. “We have found that deductibles, co-insurance and other out-of-pockets costs are the most misunderstood part of the US healthcare system. Cost-sharing is an important structural part of healthcare in the US, so we try to get that across in the video,” explained Mr. Mason.
The Health Care in the USA video has just been released and is now available online at http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/explained/us-healthcare-system-video.php.
International Student Insurance has been building a library of free resources for students and advisors to better understand the health care system and insurance process in the USA. “Our focus has been to provide students, parents and faculty members information to help them make smart decisions when it comes to their health. Our new video is another way for us to help educate, and it will be a free resource to all those who visit our site. We are also offering it free on DVD for schools that wish to use it during their international student orientation,” added Mr. Mason.
For further information, a copy of the video on DVD or a link to embed on your school’s website, please contact Annemarie Keller at akeller(at)internatoinalstudentinsurance(dot)com.
International Student Insurance is a specialized insurance agency selling health and travel insurance to students from around the world. Online since 2001, ISI is a trusted industry leader providing insurance to students studying outside their home country. Owned and operated by Envisage International Corporation, International Student Insurance is a NAFSA Global Partner and accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit the website at http://www.InternationalStudentInsurance.com.