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J-1 Insurance Requirements

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All J-1 visa holders and their accompanying dependents are required by law to be insured the entire duration of their program and stay in the United States. Minimum coverage must provide:

(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 the medical evacuation of exchange visitors to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000; and

(4)    Deductibles not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

**Please note: The benefits offered to employees of Utah State University do not provide the minimum coverage required to maintain the J-1 visa status. Exchange visitors employed by Utah State University will need to purchase an additional policy for themselves and their dependents which meet these requirements.

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