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Health Insurance

Almost all the electives providing institutes in USA will need your health insurance before approving you to work in their hospital. So, You will need to send a photocopy of your original insurance document along with your application, where ever you apply.

Health Insurance in USA is very costly; majority of the institutes also accept the insurance of other countries. However, Johns Hopkins always need sAmerican Insurance. They don’t accept any other one.

  • REQUIREMENTS:
    Remember to carry your identities i.e both Original N.I. card and original passport with you. Tell them that you want your insurance to be starting one month earlier before the start of your elective rotation dates, as it will give an impression that you will be covered by the insurance during whole of your stay in USA.
  • In Lahore, Pakistan, I used North Star Insurance Company, Temple Road, Lahore whereas many of my friends used New Jubillee insurance company near Bank Square & G.P.O, Lahore. It was pretty cheap around Rs. 700-1500 and ensured for 1-2 lac rupees for 3-6 months.

 
Here is some contribution by vaibhav for Indian medical students
@all
Submitted by vaibhav (not verified) on Thu, 10/15/2009 - 18:56.
 hello friends...... I think for health insurance the best option is Tata AIG .... Contact in ur town a Tata AIG person.Plz go for a regular Travel gaurd silver plan.. coz the student plan is costly.. And all u need is ur passport. 
Benefits are-
1.U get it in one day max two.
2.the cost is just 5000 appx for 3 months for insurance worth 50000 $ .
3.If ur electives get cancelled then u get a full refund (they just deduct the taxes).
4.U get all the required coverage.
All the best to all.. hope this info helps...
p.s- I dont work for Tata AIG :P

Insurance for Johns Hopkins

Assalam u Alaiqum!!! I am going to Johns Hopkins for research electives this July InshAllah! I have been asked to get Health Insurance from either University's own Health Program (which is quite expensive) or from any other insurance company based in USA. Umar bhai! Is it really necessary for me to get health insurance? can i skip this formality? on your visit to JHU for electives did u get yourself insured and if yes then from where? Thank You!

electives

hey!i am trying to fill in the applications for electives.i am a final year medical student from india.and i am applying for harvard,yale,cornell,northwestern and mount sinai.the problem is that their new applications for the 2012-2013 academic year is still not out while they said it should have been out by the first week of march.do you have any idea when the new applications come out every year?thank you

insurance company contact details please

hey umar, thanks for this site. i really appreciate it.am a final year nepali student studyin in bolan medical college pakistan

could you please post local contact details of insurance company in lahor n quetta. thanks!!

HEALTH INSURANCE

is travel and health insurance the same thing...coz i asked one insurance company and they told me that health is covered in their travel insurance...Is it ok to buy that for the visiting months?

Yes it is... at most of the

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Yes it is... at most of the places...

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

Great work umar bhai :)

Great work umar bhai :) ... 

Im from karachi and i need health insurance coverage for electives in canada, do u know where to get it from ? can we get it online too ?

Thanks for your kind words.

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Thanks for your kind words. Ask the university you are applying to. They might be able to help you!

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

Health Insurance

I couldnt buy the tata aig travel insurance online .... and the other companies say that you can only book upto 3 months in advance . I am applying for jan/ feb/march and have to send in my applications in a week .... so when i selected the date of one week earlier they said we cant book it so far in advance. What should i do ??? 

Go and visit their local

Go and visit their local office in your town.. I got insurance from local office only....

you can also try Bajaj allianz...

Health Insurance Usa

Hello DR umar & others,


Is there any one who knows the cheap health insurance company in USA ?? Actually I've got acceptance from John Hopkins and they only accept insurance from United states or from john hopkins.If any one you knows,please let me know ASAP.thanks

It is better if you purchase

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It is better if you purchase the johns hopkins health insurance as they generally dont accept other insurance!

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

hi umer bhai!!

dear umer bhai! i must appreciate all the effort u have put to help us. allah bless u!! i am a 4th year medical student at allama iqbal medical college, lahore. im applying for electives these days. wanted to ask u about health insurance papers detail. I got mine from NJI, lahore. theyv put Pak Rs. stamps on it. a friend of mine said that v have to put $ stamps, not Rs. is that true??

 Secondly, is it ok if our insurance paper contains our NIC no. , but not the passport no.?

thank you

Thanks for your kind words.

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Thanks for your kind words. Many of the people in KE including most of my friends got their health insurance from NJI; we all had only our NIC No.(without passport no.) mentioned and there were no stamps in $; only in Pak Rs.; so no worries!

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

how to get health insurance in Rawalpindi/islamabad

Can anyone tell about any insurance company in islamabad/rawalpindi from which the health insurance can be easily purchased??

kindly tell in detail.

thanx in anticipation.

Try New Jubilee Insurance at

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Try New Jubilee Insurance at 6th road... ask them for a travel insurance...

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

date of journey ?

1) tata aig person in my city is asking for EXACT DATE OF JOURNEY AND RETURN . 

what did u guys do . 

2)should i buy tata aig travel guard silver   ONLINE or should i go to the company branch directly ...

I am applying for jan/feb/march , but will go for only 1 month electives  . 

3) so , should i buy 3 months or 1 month transferable.

I wud let someone from India

umar's picture

I wud let someone from India reply to it as I am not well-aware of it...

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

but d months r not yet

but d months r not yet decided, i ll b applying to lot many clgs, for different months, n dont know which ones ll be accepted. Only quotations wont do???

health ins

can u tell me,wt to do?

some unis ask for proff of health ins attached with my application it means im not selected..so insurance ppl can give me insurance for just d period..or i hv to mk out plan nd then buy it for particular period...

 

thanks,

Biren

u have to buy a health

umar's picture

u have to buy a health insurance and then send its copy or photocopy alongwith your application!

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

@all

 hello friends...... I think for health insurance the best option is Tata AIG .... Contact in ur town a Tata AIG person.Plz go for a regular Travel gaurd silver plan.. coz the student plan is costly.. And all u need is ur passport. 

Benefits are-

1.U get it in one day max two.

2.the cost is just 5000 appx for 3 months for insurance worth 50000 $ .

3.If ur electives get cancelled then u get a full refund (they just deduct the taxes).

4.U get all the required coverage.

All the best to all.. hope this info helps...

p.s- I dont work for Tata AIG :P 

 

 

 

 I don't think it matters

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 I don't think it matters much..... I got 1 lac....

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

Health Insurance Coverage

 Hello Umar 

How much coverage we need for the health insurance, 1 lac $ or 5 lac $

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