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Who is eligible to enroll?

All international students, scholars or other persons with a current passport who: 1) are engaged in educational activities; and 2) are temporarily located outside his/her home country as a non resident alien; and 3) have not obtained permanent residency status in the U.S. are eligible to enroll in this plan. Those enrolled in an English language or similar program or an Optional Practical Training Program or with an F or J visa are also eligible to enroll in this plan. Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased with the exception of those with a J visa or those engaged in an Optional Practical Training Program. Eligible students may also insure their Dependents. Eligible Dependents are the student’s spouse and dependent children under 26 years of age. 

U.S. citizens are not eligible for coverage as a student or a dependent.

Where can I get more information about the benefits available? 

Please read the plan brochure to determine whether this plan is right before you enroll. The plan brochure provides details of the coverage including costs, benefits, exclusions, and reductions or limitations and the terms under which the coverage may be continued in force. Copies of the plan brochure may be viewed at

Who can answer questions I have about the plan? 

If you have questions please contact Customer Service at 1+ 888-251-6253 or OR contact Global Direction Consultants, directly at +1 830-500-2719 

How do I Enroll?

To enroll click here Global Direction Consultants International Student Health Insurance Plan  and follow instructions. 

What important dates should I be aware of?

The Master Policy becomes effective at 12:01 A.M, July 01, 2015. The individual student’s coverage becomes effective on the first day of the period for which premium is paid or the date the enrollment form and full premium are received by the Company (or its authorized representative), whichever is later. The Master Policy terminates at 11:59 P.M, September 30, 2016. Coverage terminates on that date or at the end of the period through which premium is paid, whichever is earlier. Twelve (12) months is the maximum time coverage can be effective under any policy year for any Insured Person. Dependent coverage will not be effective prior to that of the insured student or extend beyond that of the insured student.