ICS Start+ is an insurance package for international students. This excellent package covers your additional health costs, and insures you for travel and stay. You need ICS Start+ if you already have your own health insurance.
You only pay for the period of insurance. Not a day more. So what happens when you stop studying earlier than expected? Or end your work placement a bit sooner? Then the money you have paid for the time that you will not be studying is refunded to your bank account.
You need ICS Start+ when:
With ICS Start+ you are insured for additional medical costs that are not covered under your normal health insurance (EHIC). ICS Start+ insures you when you study abroad, and during a work placement as part of your international study. You are also covered during travel and holidays in other countries.
With ICS Start+ you are insured for the costs of hospital admission and operations, general practitioners, dentists, specialist care, physiotherapy, acupuncture, medication, psychotherapy and ambulances. There are no unexpected deductibles that you have to pay out of your own pocket.
If you need medical assistance abroad, you want things to be arranged, practically and financially. ICS Start+ is a compliant insurance that covers your medical costs worldwide. The health insurance of ICS Start+ is also partly valid in your home country. During holidays ICS Start+ covers your medical costs in your home country for up to 8 weeks.
There are some things we cannot cover. The most important are:
The liability insurance of ICS Start+ covers the financial outcomes of accidents you cause. No matter how careful you are, it is possible that you accidentally hurt somebody or damage someone's property. For example, you bump into a woman by accident - she falls, breaks a rib and cannot work for a while.
Imagine that something serious happens to one of your parents when you are abroad. You need to go back home. In that case, ICS Start+ covers extra costs such as the price of your airline ticket.
Say you get seriously ill in the country where you study or go for work experience. In that case, your family members may want to come to you. ICS Start+ refunds the costs of their airline ticket.
You can contact the emergency assistance helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. Emergencies include urgent evacuation or repatriation under medical supervision. In case you pass away, ICS Start+ also covers repatriation of your remains.
The staff members at the emergency assistance helpline speak several languages. They include English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
The ICS Start+ home contents insurance covers damage to your property in your place of residence in the country where you study. Just picture this. There has been a fire in your apartment and your possessions are badly damaged.
The baggage insurance of ICS Start+ covers loss, damage and theft - during the trip to and from your destination country, and during recreational travel.
The ICS Start+ accident insurance offers ample compensation in case of death or permanent disability that result from an accident. We all have accidents. Usually it is not serious, but imagine that you have been in a car crash and you become disabled. Then you want to be well insured.
You can get help from lawyers and other specialists with the legal aid insurance of ICS Start+. So there are professional people to help you when you need assistance or advice. Suppose you have a disagreement with your landlord. It is about the sewers. The landlord refuses to repair the sewers.
All the details about this insurance and our service can be found in the Policy conditions, Summary of cover and Service information.
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