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International Health Insurance

Federal regulations require J-1 visa holders to maintain a minimum level of health insurance for themselves and any J-2 dependents for the duration of their stay in the United States (See 22 C.F.R. 62.14).  SBU policy, which complies with federal regulation, requires that all J visa holders purchase SBU coverage for health and hospitalization, medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.  There are no exceptions to this requirement.  J visa holders must purchase this insurance immediately upon arrival at SBU.  Dependents arriving at a later date must be enrolled within 30 days of arrival to the U.S. to ensure eligibility.

Enrollment instructions will be given by VIS upon arrival to SBU. For more information on the international health insurance policy, click here.

Monthly insurance costs, for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

J-1 Principal   $117.90/month
J-2 Spouse   $253.09/month
J-2 Child(ren)   $135.45/month

*All minor children are covered by the single cost.
**Insurance costs subject to change without notice

Note: Enrollment in health insurance is typically done in three or six month increments.



For information on navigating the U.S. healthcare system (i.e. where to go for care, what to do in an emergency, finding a doctor, paying for care, etc.) review the GeoBlue flyer in your preferred language.

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