Department of State Health Insurance Requirements
trainees and their dependents on the J Visa must be covered by a health
insurance plan that satisfies the insurance requirements of the U.S.
Department of State for the entire duration of the training program.
Before sponsorship can be approved, you and your dependents must show
evidence of such coverage or purchase insurance through Interswop or
satisfy the requirements of the Department of State, your and your dependents'
insurance coverage must:
at a minimum, up to 10,000 U.S. dollars in case of medical evacuation.
2. Provide, at a minimum, up to 7,500 U.S. dollars in case of repatriation
3. Provide, at a minimum,
EITHER: up to 50,000 U.S. dollars of regular and customary medical expenses
per accident or sickness
OR: 75% of regular and customary medical expenses per accident or sickness
4. Have a deductible that does not exceed 500 U.S. dollars per accident
5. EITHER: Be underwritten by an insurance corporation with one of the
a. an A.M. Best rating of "A-" or above
b. an Insurance Solvency International Ltd. (ISI) rating of "A-i"
c. a Standard & Poor´s Claims-paying Ability rating of "A-"
d. a Weiss Research Inc. rating of "B+" or above
e. a corresponding rating from the United States Information Agency
Be backed by the full faith and credit of the government of your home
Be offered through or underwritten by a federally qualified Health Maintenance
Organization (HMO) or eligible Competitive Medical Plan (CMP), as determined
by the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
I still have not concluded any medical
insurance. What do you recommend?
The easiest way and often the cheapest way is to conclude the insurance
package offered through Interswop´s insurance partner. This insurance
package can be concluded by persons with residency in any country.
The medical insurance part of this package fulfills all requirements
of the Department of State. You will receive an insurance policy with
the insurance coverage and rating.
For more information on the insurance package or to conclude the insurance online please simply click on the link below.