The J-1 rules and regulations require that all J-1 participants be covered by a health insurance policy that meets or exceeds the following amounts:
- $50,000 per illness
- $7,500 repatriation of remains
- $10,000 medical evacuation
(Deductible may not exceed $500 per illness or accident.)
If you will not be covered under a policy from your home country, you can purchase one after you arrive in the U.S. The CIS can furnish you with a list of providers that specialize in covering exchange visitors on the J-1 program.
WFU Health Insurance
If you will be employed by WFU for one full year, you qualify to sign up for university-sponsored health benefits. For a summary of health insurance as well as all other benefits available to full-time, regular employees of the Reynolda Campus, please see http://www.wfu.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.