Health Insurance

Learn about health insurance requirements for international students attending a State University of New York campus.

All students attending a State University of New York (SUNY) campus are required to have medical insurance coverage which meets certain requirements.
Health care costs in the U.S. are very expensive and could easily overwhelm an intern on a limited budget. Therefore, the U.S. Department of State and the State University of New York (SUNY) require all J-1 Exchange Visitors and their dependents in the U.S. to have sickness and accident insurance, and medical evacuation and repatriation insurance in effect for the duration of their Exchange Visitor status.