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J VISA INSURANCE


All exchange visitors (both J-1 principals & J-2 dependents) are required to have sickness and accident insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation insurance in effect for the duration of their exchange visitor status. 22 C.F.R. § 62.14

In compliance with immigration regulation 22 C.F.R. § 62.14, for J Exchange Visitors, BYU-Hawaii requires all enrolled students to show proof of Health Insurance Coverage (receipts, contracts etc.) to International Student Services at internationalstudents@byuh.edu

  • You will be eligible for Student Medical Benefits only if you are attending BYU-Hawaii on a full-time basis which means you are taking 12 or more credits.
  • If you plan to do an Internship/Academic Training (AT), Curricula Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) and have NOT graduated, you will be enrolled in the BYU-Hawaii Student Medical Benefit.
  • However if you have graduated and still have AT, OPT or CPT to do, you must use a Third Party Insurance. Below are the list of insurance companies who have the same type of coverage as the SMB.
  • IF YOUR AT/OPT IS PARTIALLY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY, YOU MUST HAVE A THIRD PARTY INSURANCE TO COVER YOUR IN COUNTRY PORTION OF YOUR AT.

NOTE: You must present proof of your coverage to Beth Martin and to the International Student Services office.

  • If you plan to apply for annual leave, you are required to enroll in the BYU-Hawaii Student Medical Benefit.
  • If you plan to go back to your home country or another country for your Internship/AT or OPT, you need to submit a confirmed flight itinerary to Beth Martin for verification. beth.martin@byuh.edu or 808-675-3512

Here are a few companies that you may contact to purchase Health Insurance:

 

 

Insurance Company

Contact Person

Contact Information

International Student Protection (ISP) -Trail Blazer

Jeannette

(212) 693-3717

jmaurer@intlstudentprotection.com
  www.intlstudentprotection.com

Select 'Brigham Young University-Hawaii' in the option to select   you university.

American Visitor

Christina

(877) 340-7910
  www.americanvisitorinsurance.com  
  Select J1 Visa under the ‘Compare Quotes’ on the top of the page.

ISO Student Health Insurance

Karen

(800) 244-1180

Student Health Insurance

Karen

Insubuy

ANY AGENT

(866) 467-8289
  info@insubuy.com
  www.insubuy.com
  Select ‘International Medical’ on the top of the page.

 

Please contact International Student Services for more information.