M-1 visa is given to international students who would like to go through vocational training in the U.S. Once the school issues the Form I-20, international student can apply for M-1 visa at the U.S. consulate in their jurisdiction.
Even though the U.S. does not set any health insurance requirements for M-1 visa students (unlike J-1 visa students), as most schools have their own health insurance requirements, all such students must get proper health insurance during their stay in the U.S. Even if you are attending a school that does not have any such requirements, as the cost of healthcare is extremely high in the U.S., it is advisable to get health insurance.
There are many short term medical insurance plans that would cover the students on M-1 visa. Please get instant quotes and make an instant purchase online. Please note that most plans exclude aviation. Therefore, if you are training at a flight school, make sure the insurance you purchase does not exclude that.
If the school itself would like to get the medical insurance for their international students in groups of 5 or more, they can purchase Group Insurance which is 10% cheaper than the individual health insurance.
If your school has specific requirements that must be met by the health insurance, please feel free to contact us so that we can evaluate which plan would be the most suitable that would meet those requirements.