ALL J-1 Scholars must maintain the following level of health insurance coverage for themselves and their J-2 dependents.
The Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) often requests to see proof that J-1 visitors are maintaining status by fulfilling the J-1 health insurance requirement for themselves and their J-2 dependents. Any J-1 scholar found to be in violation of this requirement will be in violation of their legal J-1 status in the U.S.
Scholar health insurance plans must cover:
- At least $50,000 for Medical Evacuation to the home country
- At least $25,000 for Repatriation of Remains
- $100,000 per accident or illness
- A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
If your J-1 program requires you to engage in employment as a full-time, benefitted employee, please know that should you be eligible for University-sponsored health insurance, those benefits will not begin until the first of the month following 60 days of employment. You must purchase a separate insurance plan to cover yourself, and any J-2 dependents for the 60-day period before University-sponsored health insurance begins. Please find some suggested health insurance providers below, though any provider who can offer the aforementioned coverage will be compliant.
If you a J-1 in a non-benefitted role, it is your responsibility to purchase coverage independent of University-sponsored health insurance to remain compliant.
This insurance provider list is simply informational, and the University does not endorse any particular plan or provider
- Compass Benefits Group Phone: 800-767-0169
- HTH Worldwide Insurance Services Phone: 877-424-4325
- Gateway Plans Phone: 800-282-4495