KU/United Healthcare plan
The University of Kansas offers health insurance to international students and international J scholars. The health insurance company that administers the plan is called United Healthcare. It is not required that all J-1 scholars use this plan; however, the level of coverage is typically much better than other insurance options that just meet the U.S. Department of State requirements. One of the benefits of this plan is that you can enroll monthly instead of annually, and you can purchase additional insurance such as dental and vision coverage. The current monthly price is $148. If you wish to add dental or vision you will submit a seperate enrollment form.
To enroll in United Healthcare insurance, please complete this online enrollment form. Once you complete and submit the enrollment form your eligibility will be verified by International Support Services. Within 3-5 business days, you will receive a payment link and will be able to pay via credit card. For additional information about the insurance policy please read the United Healthcare brochure. Please note that it will use the word student, but J-1 visiting scholars are eligible for this insurance.
Please note that you are not required to purchase this specific plan, but you are required to purchase insurance that meets U.S. Department of State Regulations.