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Health Insurance

Health insurance is a means to partially cover the costs of health care whenever one needs medical attention in the U.S. All students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are required to carry health insurance coverage. For more information about the University health insurance plan, please see

Additionally, all students on J-1 status and their J-2 dependents are required by law to carry adequate health insurance for the full duration of the J-1 program. Students and their families may participate in the University insurance plan or in a private plan that provides at least comparable coverage. International students can find additional information regarding health insurance at the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).