Health Insurance for Scholars Paid By UC Davis

Non-immigrant scholars who are employed by UC Davis in the E-3, H-1B, J-1, O-1 or TN categories may be eligible for University health benefits and other benefits through the University.  In particular, University health plans can be significantly more comprehensive and less expensive than having to purchase an individual health plan.  Please check with your individual department personnel coordinator regarding any benefits offered to you and your family through your UC Davis employment prior to purchasing any insurance.  In general, employees can usually purchase insurance for family members as well. 

  • University health benefits meet all J-1 international scholar health insurance requirements.
  • If a scholar is employed in a postdoctoral position, please review Health Insurance for Postdoctoral Scholars.
  • For More Information about health and welfare benefits and any questions you may have, please contact Human Resources.
  • If you are eligible for health benefits through your department, SISS recommends attending an orientation session for new employees to get specific information about health and other benefits.  Information about this class is available through your hiring department or the New Employee Orientation webpage.