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J1 Visa Health Insurance

J1 Visa Health Insurance

J1 Visa Health Insurance
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What is it?

J1 visa insurance is for people taking part in academic, work-based or cultural exchange programs.

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J1 Visa Insurance provides health insurance for J1 visa and J2 visa holders entering the U.S. under an exchange program, or as an Au-pair, nanny, scholar, camp counselor, or researcher.Health insurance plans for J1 visa meets the J1 visa health insurance requirements set by the Department Of State for health insurance for J visa program. J1 visa holders who are students under 66 may qualify for student insurance plans.

Why J1 visa insurance matters

Having J1 visa insurance for the U.S. is important not only because it's required for the immigration process, but also because if you become sick, get injured or are involved in an accident, the subsequent medical bills could cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars without insurance. Medical care is often much more expensive in the U.S. than in other countries, so it's imperative to have insurance to help cover the costs.

If you don't have adequate insurance, you or your sponsor may be held responsible for paying the expense out of pocket. This becomes even more an issue if you were to come to the U.S. as an au pair, since your sponsor would be a family and not a business. In this instance, you'd definitely want health insurance for au-pair work.

The unexpected can happen anytime and anywhere, so it's important to protect yourself and your sponsors by having a quality J1 visa medical insurance plan for the extent of your stay.

J1 visa insurance offers the following benefits:

  • Medical coverage of $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Repatriation of remains
  • COVID-19 coverage
  • Emergency services
  • Urgent care

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At VisitorsCoverage, you can easily compare J1 Visa Insurance plans and buy them online, quickly and without excessive paperwork. J1 Visa Insurance plans can help protect you from unforeseen circumstances and let you travel with peace of mind.

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