1. Private health insurance through ObamaCare’s Marketplaces or outside of the exchanges. If you have a health plan that counts as minimum essential coverage and provides coverage outside of the USyou can simply keep this while studying overseas.
People also ask
Do I need Obamacare if I live abroad?
Please let me know your feed back! If you are a US citizen living abroad for more than 330 days a year, you don’t need to do anything under ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). If and when you spend more time in the country, and are filing a tax return, you’ll be required to get health insurance if you can afford it.
Is Obamacare mandatory for international students in USA?
Obamacare is however not applicable to international tourists, overseas visitors or foreign students in the United States, and it is not mandatory even for US residents to have Obamacare compliant insurance from January 2019. However while Obamacare is not mandatory, many universities insist of health insurance that is PPACA compliant.
Do US citizens need health insurance when traveling abroad?
The situation can be frustrating to US citizens who live abroad for more than 3 months but less than 330 days. They are required to have Obamacare compliant medical insurance, which is most likely not going to cover them abroad or even provide a limited coverage.
How do I get travel insurance when studying abroad?
If you just want to get health insurance for your time abroad, the Council on International Educational Exchange offers inexpensive insurance for students, teachers and youth under 25 in the United States. Other options include Student Travel Guard and GeoBlue. 4. Buy a Plane Ticket