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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:

  • $100,000 per illness
  • $25,000 repatriation of remains
  • $50,000 medical evacuation
  • Deductible may not exceed $500 per illness or accident

If you will not be covered under a policy from your home country that meets these minimum requirements, 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. You MUST choose the CORE plan (not the Value plan) and you will still need to purchase supplemental insurance as the WFU employer sponsored health insurance does NOT include medical evacuation and repatriation of remains as a part of its plan.