Health Insurance Requirements

All J exchange visitors and dependents are required to maintain health insurance coverage meeting the Department of State regulations for minimum coverage. The coverage minimums are as follows:

Department of State Health Insurance Requirements for J Visitors

Item Requirement
Medical benefits Minimum $100,000 per accident or illness
Repatriation of remains Minimum $25,000
Medical evacuation Minimum $50,000
Deductible per accident or illness Not to exceed $500 per accident or illness

J Students

J-1 students and their dependents are required by the Department of State to be insured at all times. LewerMark does not enroll J-2 dependents at this time. For questions about dependent insurance, email

J Exchange Visitors

At the time of orientation and reporting, J-1 exchange visitors, research scholars, and student interns may submit proof of alternate health insurance coverage for themselves and any accompanying dependents, which meet the requirements above. Otherwise, J-1 visitors will  be enrolled in the LewerMark health insurance plan for the duration of their program. Failure to maintain sufficient coverage will result in termination of immigration status. Be advised that scholars who select outside coverage will not have access to UA Little Rock Health Services.

Find details of the plan and insurance rates at