Medical care in the U.S. can be very expensive. Hospital costs can average $4,000-5,000 per day. Health insurance coverage is recommended to meet these unexpected expenses. You should purchase a health insurance policy before you arrive in the US. It is advisable that this policy should at a minimum cover all medical and hospital costs, provide you with a minimum of $50,000 (USD) for each accident or illness, have a deductible of $500 or less, and cover at least 75% of hospital and physician costs from the time you leave your current residence to the day you plan to return.
Below is a list of some US travel insurance plans for visitors to the U.S. This information is provided only as a service to the students. It is not meant as a endorsement of any insurance company or plan.
You will need to contact the insurance company directly for plan details and the most current information about eligibility, costs and benefits. Education Unlimited does not provide any endorsement of these programs or enrollment services.
The list of providers below was obtained from the list of companies that UCBerkeley shares with their visiting students. UC Berkeley also does not endorse these companies or provide enrollment service. They simply offer the list as a service.
In addition to the list below, many of our families usewww.travelnomads.com.