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Why Continuous Coverage is Important

Jonathan Perez | Feb 01, 2023 Insurance

Learn why coverage matters so much in a country where insurance can mean the difference between your education or expulsion.

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美国留学生如何避免高额医疗账单

ISO Customer Care | Jan 26, 2023 Insurance

美国高昂的医疗费用一直都是留学生们的噩梦。美国的医疗费用为什么这么高,留学生又该如何在得到有效治疗的同时,避免收到高额账单呢?

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Why Continuous Coverage is Important

Jonathan Perez | Feb 01, 2023 Insurance

Learn why coverage matters so much in a country where insurance can mean the difference between your education or expulsion.

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Five Reasons to Avoid the Emergency Room in the U.S.

Ed Zaleck | Jan 27, 2023 Insurance

One of the most common confusions international students have in the U.S. is determining when to go to the emergency room. Find out why it's best to avoid going there.

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美国留学生如何避免高额医疗账单

ISO Customer Care | Jan 26, 2023 Insurance

美国高昂的医疗费用一直都是留学生们的噩梦。美国的医疗费用为什么这么高,留学生又该如何在得到有效治疗的同时,避免收到高额账单呢?

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留学生必备指南 - 理赔攻略

ISO Customer Care | Jan 13, 2023 Insurance

留学生在美就医后的最后一站——提交理赔!简单四步,轻松搞定!

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美国看病须知 - 就医流程全科普(下)

ISO Customer Care | Dec 29, 2022 Insurance

超实用攻略带你搞定留学生在美国就医注意事项以及理赔攻略,简单三步,轻松就医!

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How Much Does Healthcare Really Cost in the United States?

ISO Customer Care | Dec 21, 2022 Insurance

Before you seek any healthcare services, know how much you’ll spend and how you can get around high medical bills.

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美国看病须知 - 就医流程全科普(上)

ISO Customer Care | Dec 13, 2022 Insurance

超实用攻略带你搞定留学生如何在美国看医生以及注意事项,简单三步,轻松就医!

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Tips To Help You Waive Out Of Your School Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Ed Zaleck | Dec 13, 2022 Insurance

Many universities provide a costly school-sponsored insurance option but allow you to waive out of it. Here's what to keep in mind when waiving out of your school plan.

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What Is an Insurance Waiver and Why Should I Use It?

ISO Customer Care | Dec 12, 2022 Insurance

Put yourself in charge of deciding insurance options by learning how and why waiving your school plan is important to you.

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Cinco razones para evitar la sala de emergencias en los Estados Unidos.

ISO Customer Care | Dec 08, 2022 Insurance

Una de las confusiones más comunes que tienen los estudiantes internacionales en los Estados Unidos es determinar cuándo ir a la sala de emergencias. Descubra por qué es mejor evitar ir allí.

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Cómo usar su plan de seguro ISO

ISO Customer Care | Nov 09, 2022 Insurance

Use nuestra guía paso-a-paso para usar su seguro para hacer citas, y tambien ver las diferencias con el proceso de su país de origen.

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¿Cuánto cuesta realmente la atención médica en los Estados Unidos?

ISO Customer Care | Oct 25, 2022 Health

Antes de buscar cualquier servicio de atención médica, sepa cuánto gastará y cómo puede evitar las facturas médicas elevadas.

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¡Cómo te ayuda ISO!

ISO Customer Care | Oct 21, 2022 Insurance

¡Navegue a través del sistema de salud de los EE. UU., que a veces es desafiante, con los recursos de esta guía!

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美国看病指南: 一篇搞定美国各种医生类型

ISO Customer Care | Oct 13, 2022 Insurance

不同于国内的一条龙就诊体验,在美国看病,不但要先区分五花八门的科室种类,而且要看是否需要预约。如果选错了诊室类型,不但得不到及时且合适的治疗,还容易收到天价账单!

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¿Qué es una exención y por qué debo usarla?

ISO Customer Care | Oct 11, 2022 Insurance

Póngase a cargo de decidir las opciones de seguro aprendiendo cómo y por qué es importante para usted renunciar a su plan escolar.

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Por qué todos los estudiantes internacionales deben tener un seguro médico en los Estados Unidos.

ISO Customer Care | Oct 10, 2022 Insurance

Comprender por qué el seguro de salud es tan importante en los Estados Unidos puede resultar confuso. Lea esto para ver por qué todos los estudiantes internacionales deben estar asegurados.

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3 Pasos Para Encontrar Médicos, Clínicas y Hospitales

ISO Customer Care | Sep 30, 2022 Insurance

Si bien encontrar un proveedor puede parecer complicado, hemos dividido el proceso en tres pasos simples. ¡Usa estos consejos si tienes problemas!

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How To Use Your ISO Insurance ID Card

Ed Zaleck | Sep 14, 2022 Insurance

Your insurance ID card is important to have available to get covered for your medical services. Learn how to use yours here.

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Terminologia de seguros que todos los estudiantes interncionales deben saber

ISO Customer Care | Aug 19, 2022 Insurance

Las pólizas de seguro están llenas de frases que no se usan comúnmente todos los días. Aprenda los términos básicos que debe saber para comprender el sistema médico en los Estados Unidos.

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs: All You Need To Know

Ed Zaleck | Jun 27, 2022 Health

Though a majority of international visitors are vaccinated against COVID now, we understand you may still have questions. Review more at the link above.

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How to Improve or Treat Your Mental Health

ISO Customer Care | Jun 22, 2022 Health

Our mental health is incredibly important for our day-to-day lives. Through the acts set by this guide, you can work to improve your mental health day by day.

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Health Checklist for International Students Before Arriving in U.S.

Ed Zaleck | May 25, 2022 Insurance

Healthcare is expensive in the U.S. and one way to avoid spending is by getting medical services done prior to leaving home. Learn more above.

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Tips for a Smooth Transition to Optional Practice Training (OPT)

Stacy Phu | May 16, 2022 Visas

During your studies in the US, international students have the option to work in their field of study while on OPT. Find out our 5 tips to help you ease into the transition.

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什么是Waiver?

ISO Customer Care | May 13, 2022 Insurance

各位新生们在和学姐学长交流或者刚到美国时,经常会听到waiver或waiver deadline之类的词。那么waiver到底是什么呢?

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Tips and Secrets to Filling Prescription Drugs

Jenny Guan | May 13, 2022 Insurance

Lessen the complications of filling prescriptions in the U.S. by learning everything about prescription drugs from start to finish!

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How International Students Can Pay Their Medical Bills

Ed Zaleck | May 02, 2022 Insurance

Health care procedures can be complicated, which includes the billing process from medical providers. Avoid future confusion using these tips!

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International Students’ Pathway to US Citizenship

Stacy Phu | May 02, 2022 Visas

Becoming a U.S. citizen has no direct path but use this guide for the ways international students can transition from student status to permanent residency!

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递交完OPT申请后要注意什么?

ISO Customer Care | Apr 29, 2022 Insurance

要毕业后留美工作,成功申请OPT很重要!不过,以为提交完OPT申请就算申请成功了?错!递交OPT申请后,需要注意的地方多着呢!

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What Students are Saying About ISO

Stacy Phu | Apr 27, 2022 Insurance

We’ve gathered testimonials from our members here at ISO. Find out what students have to say about us...

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Why You Should Refer a Friend to ISO

ISO Customer Care | Apr 18, 2022 Insurance

Learn more about ISO's referral program and how it can benefit both you and your friends!

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How Can ISO Break Insurance Barriers for International Students?

ISO Customer Care | Apr 18, 2022 Insurance

Navigate through the sometimes-challenging U.S. healthcare system with the resources in this guide!

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Tips For Making Insurance Plan Selection Easier

ISO Customer Care | Apr 12, 2022 Insurance

Healthcare in the United States is not the easiest thing to comprehend. Learn what international students should consider when making their decision for health insurance.

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What to Consider Before Enrolling in ISO Plans

Stacy Phu | Apr 11, 2022 Insurance

Knowing what you and your school need in an insurance plan is important, so consider the items listed here before enrolling with ISO.

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OPT申请攻略

ISO Customer Care | Mar 31, 2022 Insurance

超全OPT申请攻略带你快速搞定OPT申请流程以及OPT申请注意事项,成功合法留美工作!

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Why All International Students Should Maintain Health Insurance in the U.S.

Ed Zaleck | Mar 25, 2022 Insurance

Understanding why health insurance is so important in the U.S. can be confusing. Read this to see why all international student should be insured.

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What Does An International Student Health Insurance Plan Cover?

ISO Customer Care | Mar 18, 2022 Insurance

Now you’ve made up our mind and chose the most affordable health insurance for international students, it’s time to get to know your plan benefits.

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3 Steps to Find Doctors, Clinics, and Hospitals

Stacy Phu | Mar 03, 2022 Insurance

While finding a provider may sound complicated, we have broken down the process into three simple steps. Use these tips if you’re having trouble!

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Viral Mutations and What They Mean for the COVID-19 pandemic

ISO Customer Care | Feb 11, 2022 Health

Learn how new variants of COVID and viruses are made, as well as where the future is headed with the information in this guide!

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What to Do if You Think You Have COVID-19

Stacy Phu | Jan 19, 2022 Health

Here is a simple guide to help you understand your options and the appropriate measures to take when exposed or test positive for COVID-19 according to the CDC.

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Insurance Terminology That All International Students Should Know

ISO Customer Care | Jan 19, 2022 Insurance

Insurance policies can be filled with words and phrases that are not commonly used in everyday conversation. Here are some of the most common insurance terms that you need to know.

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ISO School Presentations

ISO Customer Care | Jan 19, 2022 Latest From ISO

Our presentations stand to inform students the importance of insurance coverage and provide resources to navigate the U.S. healthcare system.

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How To Use Your ISO Insurance Plan

Ed Zaleck | Jan 19, 2022 Insurance

Use our step-by-step guide for using your insurance to make appointments, as well as differences from the process in your home country.

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J1访学如何选择保险计划

ISO Customer Care | Jan 12, 2022 Insurance

美国联邦法律规定:获得J-1签证的访问学者及J-2签证的家属需保证留美期间持有合适的医疗保险。那么,J1访问学者应该怎样挑选合适的保险计划呢?ISO来为大家答疑啦!

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高中生如何选择保险计划

ISO Customer Care | Jan 12, 2022 Insurance

如今赴美留学如今越来越低龄化,ISO愿为出国留学的同学们保驾护航,也推出了符合赴美留学的初中生和高中生的保险计划,帮助减轻父母的担忧。

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留学生OPT期间如何选保险?

ISO Customer Care | Jan 12, 2022 Insurance

F1留学生毕业后可以申请OPT签证留美工作一年到三年。而在OPT期间,学校不再强制性要求学生购买保险。留学生在OPT期间又该如何选择合适的保险计划以保障安全呢?

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美国留学生必须知道的保险词汇

ISO Customer Care | Jan 11, 2022 Insurance

初来乍到,看不懂保险词汇?别担心,为了帮助大家更好的了解保险内容,ISO总结了一份留学生必须知道的保险词汇!

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ISO Referral Program

ISO Customer Care | Jan 07, 2022 Latest From ISO

Want to earn a $10 referral credit towards your next ISO purchase? Send your referral link to friends and earn!

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What Pfizer’s FDA Approval Means for International Students

Ed Zaleck | Sep 03, 2021 Current Events

See what full approval for distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (Comirnaty) by the FDA means for international students.

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美国留学生如何选择保险?

ISO Customer Care | Aug 25, 2021 Insurance

远在异国他乡留学,ISO强烈建议留学生们持有一份靠谱的医疗保险计划以保障自身健康与安全。什么样的保险计划适合留学生呢?美国留学生又该如何选择适合自己的保险计划呢?

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ISO Partners with Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Madia Bestman | Aug 19, 2021 Latest From ISO

ISO Partners With Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

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ISO Announces Exclusive Partnership with the University of South Florida Students of India Association

ISO Customer Care | Aug 02, 2021 Latest From ISO

ISO Announces Exclusive Partnership with the University of South Florida Students of India Association

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ISO Announce Partnership with Principia University and Minerva Schools at KGI

ISO Customer Care | Jul 30, 2021 Latest From ISO

ISO Announce Partnership with Principia University and Minerva Schools at KGI

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What is a Hard Waiver?

ISO Customer Care | Jun 29, 2021 Insurance

When trying to waive out of your school’s health insurance plan, you may come across terms like “Hard Waiver”. Find out what these terms mean and how they affect your insurance.

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All You Need To Know About The F1 Visa Application

Ed Zaleck | Jun 29, 2021 Visas

Applying for the F1 student visa can be a confusing process. Read here to learn more about becoming an international student in the United States!

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All You Need To Know About Applying For a J1 Visa

ISO Customer Care | Jun 29, 2021 Visas

The U.S. is home to an abundance of research programs and are always looking for new perspectives from scholars abroad. Read more about how you can apply for a J1 visa here.

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Employment After Graduation: What to Know When Applying for OPT

Madia Bestman | Jun 29, 2021 Visas

If you want to stay in the U.S. post-graduation and start working, then you must apply for employment authorization. For more on the OPT application process, read above.

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Your Guide to Apply for the H1B Visa

Ed Zaleck | Jun 29, 2021 Visas

The H1B visa is one way the U.S. retains highly skilled international workers, making it very competitive to get one. Read above for all you need to know about getting approved.

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Do You Need to Buy Health Insurance as an International Student?

Madia Bestman | Jun 29, 2021 Insurance

Getting health insurance as an international student in the U.S. is a must but can be hard to understand. Read more to see what insurance options you can explore.

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International Students: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Requirements and Exemptions

ISO Customer Care | Jun 29, 2021 Insurance

Some U.S. schools require students to purchase or waive using an Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant insurance. We answer all questions you may have about this above.

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International Student Guide: Visiting a Doctor in the U.S.

Madia Bestman | Jun 29, 2021 Insurance

There's many different types of medical facilities you can go to in the US. Read more to find the correct provider to visit to better assist your medical needs.

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Mental Health and Wellness of College Students – Recognize the signs and know when to seek help

ISO Customer Care | Jun 29, 2021 Health

The process of transitioning to college is a difficult journey with many stresses that you will face along the way. Learn more on how to manage your mental health with your ISO plan.

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Difference Between a Claim and an EOB and How They are Related

Ed Zaleck | Jun 29, 2021 Insurance

The process of getting insurance coverage for your medical bills can sometimes be hard to understand. For answers to FAQs related to the claims process, read this article.

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Important Information About COVID-19

ISO Customer Care | Jun 29, 2021 Health

Important Information About COVID-19 coverage, testing, vaccine, etc.

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Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

ISO Customer Care | Jan 29, 2021 Health

Every year, the winter creates a period of increased illness known as "flu season". We prepared some tips to stay healthy this flu season.

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Why ISO service is better than what you have today?

Madia Bestman | Jul 31, 2020 Latest From ISO

What are the main differences between ISO and other insurance companies? Learn why you should advance your school to ISO today!

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ISO Student Health Insurance Announces John McPhee as Chief Executive Officer

ISO Customer Care | Oct 18, 2019 Latest From ISO

As of September 25, 2019, John McPhee will assume leadership of ISO Student Health Insurance as new CEO, effective immediately.

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Jacksonville State University JSU International Student Health insurance

ISO Customer Care | Aug 14, 2019 Latest From ISO

Starting January 1, 2020, ISO will be the designated health insurance provider for Jacksonville State University! Read more details here.

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Don’t Worry, Stay Happy: 4 Tips for International Student Health Insurance

ISO Customer Care | Jul 18, 2019 Visa

For those choosing international student health insurance for the first time, here are some tips on determining your options before making a choice!

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The (unofficial) International Student Handbook

ISO Customer Care | Jun 25, 2019 Latest From ISO

The Unofficial International Student Handbook - we asked our members what practical advise they want, here is what they receive from ISO.

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International Student Health Insurance videos

ISO Customer Care | Jun 04, 2019 Latest From ISO

Videos from ISO: Healthcare in the U.S.; How to find a doctor; File a claim; Explanation of benefits.

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