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Insurance Requirements for J-1 Scholars

Regulations require all J-1 students and their J-2 dependent family members to have the following insurance coverage during their entire stay in J status:

Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness
Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500
Medical evacuation expenses in the amount of $10,000
Deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

Students in J-1 status and their family members must maintain proper insurance coverage as a condition of their participation in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Regulations require Program Sponsors to terminate a J-1 student’s participation in the Exchange Visitor Program if the student or a family member willfully fails to comply with the health insurance requirements.

If the J-1 visitor does not have a policy that complies with the above requirements, they may purchase a policy in their home country (if available) or purchase a policy from the University upon arriving in Reno. For the year 2001, the insurance is $275 per semester plus a $57 UNR Health Center fee. The insurance cost is $135 for the summer only. The fee is higher if you include family members on the policy.



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