Mandatory Health Insurance for J Exchange Visitors
All J-1 and J-2 dependents are required to have health insurance for the entire length of time they are in J- status. Exchange visitors in J-1 and J-2 status who do not maintain adequate health insurance are considered in violation and can be subject to termination of their J status.
If a J-1 scholar is not eligible for Brown University health insurance they will need to purchase a plan that meets the minimum requirements for J Exchange Visitors. Brown University offers a plan through GeoBlue that exceeds the minimum requirements for J Exchange Visitors.