StudentSecure® Budget Insurance

StudentSecure Budget is a mid-level StudentSecure plan that meets J-1 visa requirements at a budget-friendly rate. This international student health coverage is available to full-time international students or scholars studying outside their home country.

StudentSecure Budget is designed for:

  • Students who are willing to have a slightly higher deductible for a lower premium cost
  • Scholars traveling on a J-1 or F-1 visa

Why do I need international student health insurance?

International study can represent financial risk, and many medical insurance policies do not apply beyond the borders of your home country. A StudentSecure Budget international student health plan can reduce your personal expenses if an unexpected illness or injury should occur during your study abroad program.

What are my options?

Many universities offer their own student health insurance plans to international students. However, university-sponsored plans are not your only option. Most schools allow international students to waive the university’s mandated coverage if the student can provide proof of health insurance coverage meeting the university’s requirements.

StudentSecure Budget meets J-1 visa requirements, as well as most schools’ requirements, at a budget-friendly rate. If your university allows you to waive its school plan, you may be asked to provide a signed waiver form or visa letter from your private insurance company.

Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group provides student waiver forms as well as visa letters to students who need to provide proof of coverage to their schools. Students can submit a request for either form by emailing MIS - Group will fill out the necessary information and send copies of the completed forms to both the student and their school. 

You can also download a visa letter through our Student Zone, where you can conveniently manage your StudentSecure policy online.

StudentSecure Budget Insurance

Plan Details StudentSecure Budget

Meets Student Visa Requirements for J-1 Visas

(including OPT)

Overall Maximum Limit



(except Emergency Room)

$45 per injury or illness within the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network or student health center; otherwise $90 per injury or Illness. 

If treatment received outside of U.S., $45 per illness or injury.

Emergency Room Deductible

(claims incurred in U.S. only)

$350 for treatment received in an emergency room.
Coinsurance – Claims Incurred in the U.S.


       In-Network Payment Within the PPO: We will pay 80% of the next $25,000 of eligible expenses, after the deductible, then 100% to the overall maximum limit.
     Out-of-Network Payment Outside the PPO: Usual, reasonable, and customary. You may be responsible for any charges exceeding the payable amount.
Coinsurance – Claims Incurred Outside the U.S.

We will pay 100% of eligible expenses, after the deductible, up to the overall maximum limit.

Savings for Paying Full Premium in Advance

Eligible expenses are subject to deductible, coinsurance, overall maximum limit, and are per certificate period unless specifically indicated otherwise.

Benefit Limit

Hospital Room and Board

Average semi-private room rate, including nursing services.

Intensive Care Unit

Up to the overall maximum limit.
Local Ambulance Up to $500 per injury or illness, when covered illness or injury results in hospitalization as inpatient.
– not subject to coinsurance
Outpatient Treatment Up to the overall maximum limit.
Outpatient Prescription Drugs

50% of actual charges.
– not subject to deductible or coinsurance

Outpatient Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care

Up to $50 per visit per day.
– not subject to coinsurance

Must be ordered in advance by a physician and not obtained at a student health center.

Sports & Activities - Leisure, Recreational, Entertainment, or Fitness Up to the overall maximum limit.
Optional Intercollegiate, Interscholastic, Intramural, or Club Sports Rider Up to $3,000 maximum per injury or illness, medical expenses only.  

Mental Health Disorders

(includes drug abuse and alcohol abuse)

Treatment must not be provided at a student health center.

Outpatient: Maximum of 30 visits.
Inpatient: Maximum of 30 days.

Dental Treatment Due to Accident

Up to $250 maximum per tooth; $500 maximum per certificate period. Not subject to coinsurance.

Emergency Dental (Acute Onset of Pain)

Up to $100. Not subject to coinsurance.

Maternity Care for a Covered Pregnancy

Up to $5,000.

Nursery Care of Newborn

Up to $250.
– not subject to coinsurance

Therapeutic Termination of Pregnancy

Up to $500.
– not subject to coinsurance

*Pre-existing Condition Coverage

Coverage after policy is in effect for twelve (12) months.

**Acute Onset of Pre-existing Condition

(excludes chronic and congenital conditions)
Up to $25,000 lifetime maximum for eligible medical expenses.


Up to $50,000 lifetime maximum, eligible medical expenses only.

 Emergency Travel Benefits

Emergency Travel Benefits Limit

Emergency Medical Evacuation

Up to $250,000 lifetime maximum.
– not subject to deductible, coinsurance, or overall maximum limit

Repatriation of Remains

Up to $25,000 lifetime maximum.
– not subject to deductible, coinsurance, or overall maximum limit
Emergency Reunion Up to $1,000, subject to a maximum of 15 days.
– not subject to deductible, coinsurance, or overall maximum limit

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Why Choose Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group?

Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group offers quality customer assistance via our World Service Center. We can provide referrals, translation services, emergency travel assistance, and other important services.

Student Zone

The Tokio Marine HCC – MIS Group Student Zone allows you to set up an online account to manage your StudentSecure Budget insurance policy. Using this account, you will be able to:

  • Renew or extend coverage
  • Reprint ID cards
  • Obtain details about claim filings and downloading forms
  • Locate providers within the PPO Network

Customer Service

If you need assistance during your international travel as a student, or if you need assistance with your application, don’t hesitate to contact our multilingual customer support team:

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*A pre-existing condition is any condition:
  • for which medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment was recommended or received within 2 years prior to your effective date of coverage
  • which would cause a reasonably prudent person to seek medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment within 2 years prior to your effective date of coverage
  • that existed (with reasonable medical certainty) 2 years prior to your effective date of coverage, whether or not it was known to you

**The acute onset of a pre-existing condition means a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a pre-existing condition which occurs spontaneously and without advance warning in the form of physician recommendations or symptoms, is of short duration, is rapidly progressive, and requires urgent care.
The acute onset of a pre-existing condition must occur after the effective date of the policy. Treatment must be obtained within 24 hours of the sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence. Chronic or congenital conditions or pre-existing conditions that gradually become worse over time will not be considered acute onset.


Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group international insurance products are underwritten by Lloyd’s. Tokio Marine HCC - Medical Insurance Services Group (MIS Group) is a service company and a member of the Tokio Marine HCC group of companies. Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group has authority to enter into contracts of insurance on behalf of the Lloyd’s underwriting members of Lloyd’s Syndicate 4141, which is managed by HCC Underwriting Agency Ltd.