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Note for J-1 Exchange Visitors

Individuals at UMass Chan sponsored under the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, and who are not eligible for UMass Chan benefits, are required to maintain adequate coverage to remain legally present in the United States. All J-1 Exchange Visitors must sign a J-1 Attestation Form, on which they must provide information about their insurance provider and state that they understand and comply with the Health Insurance Requirements for J-1 Exchange Visitors to which they are subject.

This form should be submitted to Immigration Services upon arrival at UMass Chan. Other coverage options for J-1 Exchange Visitors are available. Note that these plans DO NOT meet the Massachusetts Minimum Creditable Coverage, so unless you are fully funded by non-UMass Chan source, you should consider other options for coverage. UMass Chan cannot endorse any specific plan.

Please visit the Immigration Services website for more information and to obtain the necessary forms.