To ensure your health and well-being, the University of Dayton requires students to carry health insurance that covers them for the entire calendar year. All international students will be automatically enrolled in the University’s health insurance plan. If you possess health insurance that is comparable to the University’s, you may request to be excluded by completing a waiver form. Access the waiver >>
For more information on the policy, please visit the University of Dayton Health Center's website.
Health Insurance Requirement & J-1 Exchange Visitors
All J-1 exchange visitors are required to have health insurance coverage in effect for themselves and any accompanying dependents for the duration of their status. The insurance policy must also provide coverage that includes “medical evacuation” and “repatriation of remains.” You may have health insurance coverage from your home country that will cover you in the U.S., but be sure to verify this. J-1 exchange visitors must have insurance that meets minimum requirements established by USCIS. These include:
- medical benefits of at least $50,000 for each accident or illness;
- “repatriation” benefits of at least $7,500 to send your remains to your home country should you die while you are in the U.S.; and
- “medical evacuation” benefits of at least $10,000 in case of injury and your doctor advises you to return home.
Unless a J-1 exchange visitor demonstrates comparable coverage, s/he will automatically be enrolled in the University's health insurance plan. If you possess health insurance that is comparable to the University’s, you may request to be excluded by completing a waiver form. Access the waiver >>