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Health Insurance Requirement

U.S. Federal law requires that all J-1 Exchange Visitors (as well as their accompanying spouses and dependents) have health insurance in effect that covers them for sickness or accidents during the time of their J-1 program.  Inadequate health insurance coverage in the U.S. may be catastrophic for an Exchange Visitor and her/his dependents. 

All J-1 Exchange Visitors and their dependents are required to have medical insurance coverage with the following minimum benefits:

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness

Wabash College will help ensure that J-1s and their dependents have insurance in effect during the period of time they are in the J-1 program. If you have questions about how to buy the correct type of health insurance, please let Amy 168体育平台下载_足球即时比分-注册|官网ir know.  To better understand why mandatory health insurance is so important in the United States, please watch this video.

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