Author Archives: Ross Mason

About Ross Mason

Ross is the Vice President of Envisage International, with over 12 years experience in the international education arena. A graduate from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK with a First in BSc (Hons) Business and Technology, Ross has lived all around the world including LA, New York, Boston, London, Hong Kong, Florida and Germany. You can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/rossjlmason and Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/118359046167930390558

ACA Plans, What Next?






Much has been said and written about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the last few years, especially as it relates to the international education community. In the early days of the act, there was speculation and some uncertainty as … Continue reading






Posted in Affordable Care Act, International Student Insurance, Uncategorized | Leave a comment


International Insurance Trends and Best Practices






Change and evolution is a part of any industry, and its how you adapt, develop and react to these changes that are key. This is especially true when it comes to the international insurance industry, while not the most fast-paced … Continue reading






Posted in International Student Insurance | Tagged , | Leave a comment


J-1 Visa Insurance Requirement Changes






After waiting nearly 5 years, we finally have clarification on the new health insurance regulations set forth by the US State Department released into the Federal Register the changes to Sub-Part A of the Exchange Visitor Program. Covering a wide … Continue reading






Posted in International Student Insurance | Tagged , , | 1 Comment


Helping Students Understand Insurance






When it comes to insurance, even the most well versed can sometimes struggle with their deductibles, copays, coinsurance, maximum out-of-pocket – and that is all before you start looking at the actual benefits. When you have students accustom to their … Continue reading






Posted in International Student Insurance | Tagged , | Leave a comment


Health Insurance Best Practices for the J1 Cultural Exchange World






With growing emphasis on improved experiences for cultural exchange participants on the U.S. State Department J1 Exchange Visitor Programs, we find it surprising that inadequate participant insurance coverage is still allowed and in place for a significant number of the … Continue reading






Posted in International Student Insurance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


International Education Pick of the Week – 10th May 2013






Our international education pick of the week centres around the USA, with changes for students entering the USA not only with the new I-94 procedures, but also some new checks that have been ordered as a direct result of the … Continue reading






Posted in Pick of the week | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


International Education Pick of the Week – April 26th 2013






As some of you may have noticed, it has been a fortnight since our last pick of the week. As we look to refine and improve the pick of the week, and based on feedback, we have decided to move … Continue reading






Posted in Pick of the week | Tagged , , | Leave a comment


International Education Pick of the Week – April 12th 2013






Yet another week, and it seems the UK is yet again at the center of attention in the international education world. However, this time for slightly more positive news – London Metropolitan University, who were banned from admitting international students … Continue reading






Posted in Pick of the week | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


International Education Pick of the Week – April 5th 2013






April is upon us, and in just a few (7 to be precise) weeks we will all be hitting St Louis for one of the largest international education events of the year, NAFSA. Our team will be there and we … Continue reading






Posted in Pick of the week | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment


Envisage Pick of the Week – March 29th 2013






It has been a busy week in the world of International Education, at a time when you would think things would be a little quieter with half term holidays throughout much of Europe and Spring Break in the USA – … Continue reading






Posted in Pick of the week | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment