Dependent Insurance

Effective August 1, 2015, international student dependents will not be covered under the institutionally-approved insurance plan through LewerMark. F-2 dependents are not required to have health insurance coverage; however, they are advised to have health insurance coverage during their stay. In contrast, federal law (22 CRF 62.14) mandates J-2 dependents to maintain appropriate health insurance coverage during the duration of their stay in the US. To maintain active J-2 status, students must find an appropriate insurance coverage and provide proof of insurance coverage to the Office of International Student Services prior to the 11th day of class each semester.

Learn more about J health insurance minimum requirements.

Submit J-2 proof of insurance coverage online.

View our Dependent Health Insurance Guide for detailed information on choosing dependent coverage.

For questions or to schedule an appointment to discuss your individual case, contact an ISS staff member at