SLM Corporation : Sallie Mae Insurance Services Announces Partnership to Provide Health Insurance Coverage to International and Study-Abroad Students
06/19/2012| 01:00pm US/Eastern
Sallie Mae, the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing
in education, today announced a new partnership with International
Student Insurance to provide health insurance coverage for international
students studying in the United States and for Americans in study-abroad
"Study abroad should be a time for students to gain the global
educational experiences of a lifetime," said Charlie Rocha, senior vice
president, Sallie Mae. "Through this partnership, Sallie Mae offers
students and their parents peace of mind to confidently pursue an
Offered through the recently launched Sallie Mae Insurance Services, the
new health insurance offerings are designed to meet the particular needs
of students studying outside their home country, including international
students studying in the United States and American students
participating in study-abroad programs. Along with traditional benefits
like doctor's visits, emergency room visits, prescription medications,
and hospitalization, the plans also provide medical evacuation and other
emergency services. Families will also have access to interpreter
services and 24-hour global support.
A record 723,000 international students studied in the United States
last year, and 271,000 Americans studied abroad, according to the
Institute of International Education. Although many schools offer group
insurance plans for their international students and study-abroad
participants, some schools do not, leaving students to find their own
coverage. Now students can find a high-quality alternative by visiting SallieMae.com/insurance.
Join the conversation on how to save, plan and pay for college at Facebook.com/SallieMae.
Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services
company specializing in education. Whether college is a long way off or
just around the corner, Sallie Mae turns education dreams into reality
for its 25 million customers. With products and services that include
college savings programs, scholarship search tools, education loans,
insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help
families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides
financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal
and state governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com.
Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are
not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.
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 InternationalStudentInsurance.com.
Patricia Nash Christel, 302-283-4076
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