College of the Extended University

Required Health Insurance Coverage

Exchange visitors (and their dependents) are required by the Department of State to purchase health insurance that meets the minimum requirement.  

In an effort to ensure all Exchange Visitors meet the State Department requirements, health insurance must be purchased through JCB Insurance Solutions, a company Cal Poly Pomona contracts with to provide health insurance coverage.

On the 6th October 2014, the US Department of State issued a final rule that would make a number of changes to the way the J1 Visa program is run, and as part of that the levels of insurance coverage were changed to:

•Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness

•Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000

•Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of exchange visitors to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000

•Deductibles not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

The insurance policy provided by JCB Insurance Solutions meets the requirement and must be purchased by all exchange visitors.