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J-1 EV Scholar Health Insurance Updates

The U.S.Department of State requires medical insurance for all J-1 Exchange Visitors and their dependents. You must maintain valid medical insurance coverage that meets the program requirements for the entire duration of your Exchange Visitor Program. OIS requires that you submit proof of your medical insurance coverage that shows your insurance policy meets or exceeds, the EV requirements.

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To update your health medical insurance information with OIS for yourself, or any dependents, please submit the Medical Insurance Update E-Form in myOIS and upload the required insurance documentation. An OIS advisor will contact you within 3 business days to let you know if any further information is required.

If you are enrolled in a health medical insurance policy through your employment at UIC, you can download your “Confirmation of Benefits” statement at the MyBenefits website.

Note: “RSL BasicCare” plans offered through University of Illinois Human Resources do not meet any of the J program requirements.

More information about health insurance in the U.S. Heading link

Please see our health and wellness pages for additional information on the U.S. healthcare system, insurance terminology, and types of healthcare providers.