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09-16-2016, 03:27 PM
I'm a J-1 scholar who'll be conducting research at Ohio State University in
the spring semester 2016 (3-4 months). I'm looking for an eligible health
insurance program that will meet the requirements set both by the government
and the university.
Could you please specify which of your plans will be eligible for me?

09-16-2016, 03:28 PM
Thank you for contacting Insubuy for your insurance needs. Please
send your Universities requirements as there are none listed on your
attached compliance form. We are unable to access any links listed in your

09-16-2016, 03:29 PM
The university requirements are the following:

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) requires a certain level of health insurance coverage for all J-1 scholars to participate in an exchange visitor program in the United States. This means that all J-1 scholars and J-2 dependents hosted at The Ohio State University are required by law to have health insurance that meets DOS requirements. Depending on your situation, you may also be subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules during your stay.

09-16-2016, 03:30 PM
Thank you for your response. We are unable to advise on whether you are responsible for meeting ACA standards or not. Please confirm what your requirements are as a J visa holder in your situation and we can recommend plans accordingly. Please either list your requirements as the previous email does not include requirements. If you need the DOS standard requirements please state this.

09-16-2016, 03:31 PM
I've determined that I'm not subject ACA rules during my stay. I need a health insurance for J1 scholars that meets DOS requirements. I'll spending 4-5 months in the US, I'm 38 and non-US citizen. No spouse, no children.

09-16-2016, 03:32 PM
Thank you for contacting Insubuy for your insurance needs. You have a few options for coverage there is a plan called Patriot Exchange Program and a fixed coverage plan called Inbound USA that will meet your Universities requirements. If the requirements are those set forth by the US department of state.

Please use the links listed below for more information about the available and to compare them. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office.

Patriot Exchange Program brochure & instant purchase link:

Inbound USA brochure & instant purchase link:

You can compare these plans at https://www.insubuy.com/j1-visa-health-insurance/-insurance/

09-16-2016, 03:33 PM
Thank you for the email.

The Patriot Exchange Program seems to be the best choice for me. Does it fulfill the following requirements ? I intend to purchase $100, 000 per incident option:

09-16-2016, 03:33 PM
Yes the Patriot Exchange Program will meet the requirements listed below. If you need any further clarification please feel free to contact our office.