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Health Insurance

Health Insurance through the University

The University Health Care Plus (UHCP) Advantage and Comprehensive plans meet the Department of State’s insurance requirements when paired with Travel Assistance through Europ Assistance USA. Information about the Travel Assistance plan for J-1 Exchange Visitors can be found at https://www.hr.utah.edu/forms/lib/J1-Visa-Travel_Assistance.pdf.

The cost of Travel Assistance through Europ Assistance USA is $10 USD per year. This policy is a supplemental insurance product. It will cover the J-1 Exchange Visitor and any registered J-2 dependents. J-1 Exchange Visitors whose programs are sponsored by the University are eligible for this supplemental plan.

The UHCP Advantage and Comprehensive plans are available to benefitted employees and unpaid affiliates, though the prices vary greatly depending on benefits eligible status. Please contact the HR Benefits Team at benefits@utah.edu or +1(801)-581-7447 or go online to https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for questions and additional information.

 

Responsibilities

Human Resources (HR) supports University and Academic Health Sciences staff (excluding Hospitals and Clinics). You can visit HR’s website at https://www.hr.utah.edu/. Human Resources information for current University Hospitals and Clinics faculty and staff can be found under “Related Links”.

ISSS encourages new employees and affiliates to review the University’s ethical standards and code of conducthttps://www.hr.utah.edu/ethicalstandards/index.php and Human Resources Policies: http://regulations.utah.edu/human-resources/.

Please note that unpaid affiliates of the University are not covered under employee protections, but do have rights and protections as employment or education-based nonimmigrants while in J-1 Exchange Visitor status.  

Last Updated: 2/28/17