- Office of the Vice Provost
- International Degree
- Education Abroad
- International Students
- International Scholars & Faculty
The Department of State (DOS) requires that ALL J-1 Exchange Visitors (J visa type) have medical insurance in effect for themselves and any dependents in J-visa status for the duration of their stay in the United States.
Insurance shall cover: (1) medical benefits of at least $50,000 per person per accident or illness; (2) repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500; and (3) expenses associated with medical evacuation in the amount of $10,000.
A policy secured to fulfill the insurance requirements shall not have a deductible that exceeds $500 per accident or illness, and must meet other standards specified in the regulations.
Maintenance of Insurance
Willful failure on your part to maintain the required insurance will result in the termination of your exchange program.
IMPORTANT NOTE: additional insurance coverage may be necessary to satisfy U.S. Department of State requirements namely Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation. Scholars must purchase this supplemental coverage, as it is not included in OSU staff benefits or some other insurance plans.