Health Insurance for J-1 Scholars


J-1 scholars are required to maintain health insurance for themselves and any J-2 dependents throughout their J-1 exchange visitor program in the U.S.  Failure to maintain such health insurance while in the United States will be considered a violation of J-1 status and may lead to termination of the J-1’s legal status. The requirements for health insurance that are outlined below summarize the requirements defined by U.S.