Finding Insurance coverage for J2 visa Dependents
US J2 visa holders can buy these INF insurance plans. INF offers two fixed benefit plans namely INF premier insurance and INF standard insurance and two comprehensive benefit plans namely INF Elite Network insurance and INF Traveler USA insurance with Covid19 coverage. These INF plans are quite affordable and many travelers and students are even buying this plan to complement their existing insurance option if they has limitations in coverage for COVID-19.
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Medical Insurance for spouse and dependents of J1 visa holders
However, I get many calls each month from visiting scholars looking for coverage for their spouse and/or dependent children. This is a more difficult issue since most policies require the J1 scholar to be the primary on the policy (that is the first person named on the policy). There is one policy which allows the J2 spouse and/or children to be placed as primary policy holders. This policy is called Patriot Exchange and is offered by International Medical Group (or IMG). It is a very economical plan with excellent benefits that I often suggest for J1 scholars as well.
One of the unique benefits of the Patriot Exchange plan is that if the institution has a health center, the insured only pays a $5 copay in place of the $100 deductible. This can mean significant savings for the scholar and his/her family. As with all our plans, coverage is for sudden illness and accident only but can be used at any doctor or hospital. A downside to the policy is that there is no maternity coverage (some few student/scholar plans offer this coverage) nor any coverage for pre-existing conditions.