H1B visa information, Travel Insurance for H1B visa holders
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Currently the following companies are offering medical insurance which includes coverage for coronavirus.
Safe travel USA insurance and Safe travel USA Comprehensive insurance for coverage inside USA. These plans require pre-certification for the virus.
Global Underwriters:Diplomat America Insurance by Global Underwriters offers coverage for covid-19 as a new sickness. It is available for Non-US citizens or residents travelling to the US. Pre-existing ailments are however excluded, which means that travelers infected before the plan effective date, will be considered as an pre-existing medica condition and will not provide coverage for that ailment.
US H1B 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.
Please know we are here to help you make the best, informed decision to get coverage even for COVID-19! Let us know how we can assist you. Feel free to contact us by email or phone at any time.
Note: For new policies starting after May 1, 2020, Seven Corners plans (Liaison travel insurance, Liaison Student Insurance and other plans) will NOT offer coverage for COVID-19 disease.
Medical insurance for H1b visa holders
In America some of the temporary work visa categories require your prospective employer to obtain a labor certification or other approval from the Department of Labor filing the petition for a Non-immigrant Worker, Form I-129 with USCIS. Whether the labor certification is required for you will be reviewed by your employer as per the instructions on Form I-129. The employer must fill this form on your behalf and be approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). After approving the petition the USCIS will send your employer Notice of Action, Form I-797.
It is reported that recently when USCIS started receiving the applications for H1B visa for the fiscal year 2014, it received 50,000 packages on the day 1 itself. This reflects a sudden resurgence in interest in the most sought after work visa offered by the United States. Though the USCIS has not officially come out with the numbers, the above information is according to FCi Federal, a Virginia based government services and technology provider. According to Congressional approved mandate USCIS can reward a maximum of 65,000 H1_B visas for the fiscal year 2014 which will begin from October 1, 2013.