Health Insurance for J-1 Scholars

All J-1 Exchange Visitors in the U.S. must purchase medical insurance for themselves and their dependents for the duration of their stay which meets U.S. federal requirements [22 CFR 62.14].  Please note, the information on this page applies to J-1 scholars (faculty, researchers, visiting scholars). If you are a J-1 student, please refer to our information on Student Health Insurance.

J-1 scholars will need to complete the J-1 Health Insurance Agreement (pdf) as part of the scholar application to confirm that they and their dependents have adequate health insurance.

J-1 and J-2 Health Insurance Requirements

  1. Medical benefits of at least US$100,000 per accident or illness;
  2. Repatriation of remains in the amount of US$25,000;
  3. Expenses for medical evacuation of the visitor to his/her home country in the amount of US$50,000;
  4. A deductible not to exceed US$500 per accident or illness.