Visiting Scholar Health Insurance


Visiting scholars must show proof of insurance no later than 25 days after the start date. Your check-in is not complete until you demonstrate proof of insurance. Failure to comply with the insurance requirements is a violation of your status and you could jeopardize your status.

REQUIRED MINIMUM INSURANCE COVERAGE for J Scholars
Major Medical Coverage.......................................................................... $50,000
Medical Evacuation................................................................................... $10,000
Repatriation of Remains......................................................................... $ 7,500
Maximum Deductible per Accident/illness........................................... $ 500

MINIMUM POLICY RATING
(Must Comply With One)
A.M. Best rating of “A-” or above;
Insurance Solvency International Ltd., rating of “A-” or above; Standard and Poor’s rating of “A-” or above
Weiss Research, Inc. rating of “B+” or above.

TIEC Health Insurance Statement Form for J Visa Holders

Effective May 15, 2015 the mandatory minimum insurance rates for exchange visitors and their dependents will change as follows:

Levels Effective May 15, 2016
(1) medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness;
2) repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000;
(3) expenses associated with medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000; and
4) a deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

 

In addition, all exchange visitors may be subject to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

All exchange visitors (both J-1 principals and J-2 dependents) are required to have sickness and accident insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation insurance in effect for the duration of their exchange visitor program. A willful failure to carry adequate health insurance is considered to be a violation of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations. The Department of State considers willful failure to carry adequate health insurance as a serious infraction.


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