All J-1 fellows/scholars (and J-2 dependents) are required to have health insurance as mandated by the US
Department of State.
The insurance plan you choose
to use during your time in the U.S. under the J-1 program must meet the minimum
criteria as mandated by the Department of State (see below). Insurance plans
should be submitted to the Office of International Services upon arrival and
check-in for review. The insurance plan must be valid during the entire time of stay with Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center.
Please consult with your
supervisor or the Office of International Services to inquire about health
insurance coverage eligibility. If you are not eligible to receive health
insurance coverage through Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, you will need to
purchase a plan that meets the policy requirements.
Health insurance coverage for
J-1 fellows/scholars and J-2 dependents must include:
- $50,000 per illness
- $7,500 for repatriation of
- $10,000 for emergency medical
- A deductible that does not
exceed $500 per accident/illness
Furthermore, the insurance
corporation underwriting the insurance policy must meet or exceed the following
- An A.M. Best rating of 'A-'
or above; or
- An Insurance Solvency
International, Ltd. (ISI) rating of 'A-I'; or
- A Standard & Poor’s
claims-paying ability rating of 'A-' or above; or
- A Weiss Research, Inc. rating
of 'B+' or above
Alternatively, you may submit
evidence that your current policy is backed by the full faith and credit of the
government of your home country.
Health Insurance Plans