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. As of August 1, 2020 all new incoming J-1 Visiting Scholars are required to use the United Healthcare plan. New J-1 employees that are eligible for the State Employee Health Plan should use the State Employee Health Plan. 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. 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 and need to use this insurance.