Insurance Requirements

Participants in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program are required to have medical insurance that covers him/her and his/her dependents for a minimum of $100,000 per accident or illness with a maximum deductible of $500 per accident or illness during the period of time they are participating in the Missouri State’s exchange visitor program. In addition, the exchange visitor is also required to purchase insurance for medical evacuation at a minimum of $50,000 and repatriation at a minimum of $25,000. The Missouri State University insurance plan for full time employees does not provide the required medical evacuation and repatriation insurance; therefore, J-1 scholars will need to purchase this coverage separately if the exchange visitor has coverage through Missouri State University. Here is a list of insurance providers.