My questions is with respect to my current ISOA insurance that I have taken.
Can I continue to avail the OPT student insurance plan after my H1 B kicks in from Oct 1, 2013 ? My OPT ends on Feb, 2014 hence I am wondering would I be able to continue with Student insurance after the H1 B starts from Oct 1 and before OPT end date of Feb, 2014 ?
You can not unless you continue to go to school. Please note that the H1B is complete change of status and fulltime employment. Thanks!
You’ll need a new insurance plan for your new status, and you can get this independent of your prior place of study. Most student plans require you to be either a full time student or be on a F1 visa to be eligible. Short-term health insurance plans, visitor insurance plans are available to cover the “gaps” you may experience when you are changing visas, or waiting until a different status applies to you and you become eligible for long-term health insurance.