J-1 Student Visa Status Holders
J-1 students and their J-2 dependents are required to have medical health insurance which meets all mandatory requirements set forth by the United States Department of State and the University.
- J students MUST enroll their J-2 dependent(s) in their plan or in a private insurance plan which meets all U.S. Department of State federal regulations and University requirements. The U.S. Department of State requires J-1 students and their J-2 dependents to have medical health insurance coverage for the entire duration of their J status.
- If you were enrolled in the Spring/Summer 2018 LSU Student Medical Health Insurance Plan (United Healthcare(UH)/Gallagher), your policy is effective from January 6, 2018 through August 13, 2018. If you added your dependent(s) to your Spring/Summer 2018 plan, their policy is also effective from January 6, 2018 through August 13, 2018.
- J students will be contacted by International Services to submit proof of insurance if covered by a private medical health insurance plan for themselves and/or their J-2 dependent(s) as required by the U.S. Department of State and the University.
- Minimum coverage of $25,000 repatriation of remains to home country [pre-existing conditions related deaths (including suicide) must be covered; coverage must remain in force during entire stay in the U.S].
- Minimum coverage of $50,000 medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to home country (pre-existing conditions related illnesses must be covered; coverage must remain in force during entire stay in the U.S).
Underwritten by an insurance corporation having: An A.M. Best rating of "A-" or above,
(a) an Insurance Solvency International, Ltd. (ISi) rating of "A-i" or above,
(b) a Standard & Poor's Claims-paying Ability rating of "A-" or above, a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of B+ or above; or Backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the exchange visitor's home country
Backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the exchange visitor's home country
Co-insurance provisions will be permitted requiring exchange visitors to pay up to 25% of covered benefits per accident or illness.
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