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Insurance Requirements

The J-1 rules and regulations require that all J-1 participants be covered by a health insurance policy that meets or exceeds the following amounts:

  • $50,000 per illness
  • $7,500 repatriation of remains
  • $10,000 medical evacuation

(Deductible may not exceed $500 per illness or accident.)

If you will not be covered under a policy from your home country, you can purchase one after you arrive in the U.S. The GPS can furnish you with a list of providers that specialize in covering exchange visitors on the J-1 program.

WFU Health Insurance

If you will be employed by WFU for one full year, you qualify to sign up for university-sponsored health benefits. For a summary of health insurance as well as all other benefits available to full-time, regular employees of the Reynolda Campus, please see