It is mandatory that all J-1 visitors have medical insurance coverage
while attending JMU. You must obtain this coverage as soon as you
enter the United States and provide proof of the coverage to the
Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
If you will be a full-time professor, that coverage will be provided
to you by JMU and you will pay a portion of the premium through
a payroll deduction. If you are accompanied by family members, you
must add them to your health insurance plan; their portion of the
premium will also be taken through a payroll deduction.
If you are a research scholar or adjunct professor, you will be
responsible for obtaining and paying for coverage on your own. If
you need assistance in locating appropriate health insurance carriers,
please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services
immediately upon arrival.
If you are a student, the cost of the student health insurance
coverage which JMU authorizes will be added to your tuition and
fees bill. Once paid, you will automatically be added to that insurance
policy. You should come to International Student and Scholar Services
to obtain your health insurance card and a copy of the policy.
For additional information regarding the government's requirements
related to health insurance coverage, please see: http://exchanges.state.gov/jexchanges/sponsors/how-to-administer-a-program/administration.html#insurance