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J-1 Insurance Requirements

lifebuoyJ-1 Exchange Visitors Program

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 full coverage required to maintain the J-1 visa status. The High Premium (Blue) plan meets the $500 deductible required for the J-1 visa insurance. The exchange visitor must also purchase an additional plan from an outside vendor to provide the required minimum coverage of $25,000 for repatriation of remains and $50,000 for medical evacuation.

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