If you do not have an appointment, please call before you come in.


Post-Doctoral Fellows, J1 Visiting Scholars, and J1 Student Interns

Coverage Period Options

  • Coverage taking effect on date of appointment through end of appointment*†
  • Gap time from date of appointment to when UA employee medical benefits take effect*
  • Qualifying Life Events*†

*Can enroll prior to but no later than 30 days of appointment date or qualifying event.
If you enroll and do not maintain your coverage through the end date of your appointment, you will not be allowed to re-enroll onto the plan unless you have a new appointment.

Required Documentation to Enroll

  • Host department must arrange for an EMPLID
  • Once EMPLID is obtained, submit Enrollment Application
  • Notice of Appointment

Renewal Notices are mailed to the address noted on your enrollment application, if enrolled to the end of a coverage period.

Quick Process to be Used in Obtaining an EMPLID:

This is specific to a DCC enrolling onto the Student Health Insurance.

An EMPLID can be requested as soon as the visitor has been invited to the University.

Because the DCC is still out of the country, you can respond to the DCC transaction as follows: 

  • 1st question: Is the person a US Citizen or Person Resident = Select NO
  • 2nd question will appear when NO is selected: Will the person be collaborating or performing their services in the US = Select NO

This will bypass the Visa Document requirements, and will allow the department to proceed with the DCC process and get an EMPLID. 

Additional Information for Departments: Add comment to explain DCC is currently out of the country, and visa documents should be hand delivered to Systems Control when DCC arrives to the country.

All Exchange Visitors (both J-1 principals and J-2 dependents) are required to have sickness, accident, medical evacuation, and repatriation insurance in effect for the entire duration of their EV status. A willful failure to carry insurance is considered to be a violation of the EVP regulations. 

US Department of State Requirements

62.14 - Insurance

  • medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • a co-payment not greater than 25% of the covered benefits per accident or illness
  • a deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
  • a waiting period for pre-existing conditions that is reasonable by current industry standards
  • coverage for activities inherent to the exchange program (i.e., flight training for an aviation school)
  • repatriation of remains in an amount of $25,000
  • expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
The Student Health Insurance Plan exceeds the US Department of State Requirements

Coverage Period Options:

  • Date of arrival to US or begin date of DS2019 through end date of DS2019 with the possibility of extending to departure from US, maximum 30 days*†
  • Gap time from arrival to US or begin date of DS2019 to when UA employee medical benefits take effect
  • Qualifying Life Events*†

*Can enroll prior to but no later than 30 days of appointment date or qualifying event.
If you enroll and do not maintain your coverage through the end date of your appointment, you will not be allowed to re-enroll onto the plan unless you have a new appointment.

Required Documentation to Enroll

  • Host department must arrange for an EMPLID
  • Once EMPLID is obtained, submit Enrollment Application
  • DS/2019
  • Passport

Renewal Notices are sent to both the email address noted on your enrollment application and your @email.arizona.edu address.

Quick Process to be Used in Obtaining an EMPLID:

This is specific to a DCC enrolling onto the Student Health Insurance.

An EMPLID can be requested as soon as the visitor has been invited to the University.

Because the DCC is still out of the country, you can respond to the DCC transaction as follows: 

  • 1st question: Is the person a US Citizen or Person Resident = Select NO
  • 2nd question will appear when NO is selected: Will the person be collaborating or performing their services in the US = Select NO

This will bypass the Visa Document requirements, and will allow the department to proceed with the DCC process and get an EMPLID. 

Additional Information for Departments: Add comment to explain DCC is currently out of the country, and visa documents should be hand delivered to Systems Control when DCC arrives to the country.

The US Department of State (DOS) requires all J1 Student Interns to have insurance.  J1 Student Interns are eligible to enroll for The University of Arizona Student Health Insurance Plan with coverage taking effect the date they arrive to the United States through the date of departing the United States plus two days to allow for any circumstances that may hold up the actual departure. You may not change coverage during this period. Coverage dates are based on travel itinerary. J1 Student Intern may be charged an additional 30 days of coverage, with no refund, if departure documentation is not provided at time of check-in.

Purchasing the Student Health Insurance

  • Host department must arrange for an EMPLID
  • Once EMPLID is obtained, submit Enrollment Application
  • Once Enrollment Application is received, an invoice for 30 Days of Coverage will be emailed to department and Student Intern. Wire transfer information included in the invoice.

Once initial payment received, a Proof of Insurance for 30 days will be sent to International Student Services (ISS) and Student Intern.

Quick Process to be Used in Obtaining an EMPLID:

This is specific to a DCC enrolling onto the Student Health Insurance.

An EMPLID can be requested as soon as the visitor has been invited to the University.

Because the DCC is still out of the country, you can respond to the DCC transaction as follows: 

  • 1st question: Is the person a US Citizen or Person Resident = Select NO
  • 2nd question will appear when NO is selected: Will the person be collaborating or performing their services in the US = Select NO

This will bypass the Visa Document requirements, and will allow the department to proceed with the DCC process and get an EMPLID. 

Additional Information for Departments: Add comment to explain DCC is currently out of the country, and visa documents should be hand delivered to Systems Control when DCC arrives to the country.

Travel Itinerary

  • After DS-2019 is received and visa is issued, make your travel arrangements and provide the Campus Health Insurance office your travel itinerary showing date of entering and departing the United States. Submit travel itinerary securely to:  https://web.health.arizona.edu/cgi-bin/secure/insform.php/
    • When this information is received, the Campus Health Insurance office will issue an invoice to the student for the remaining amount of premium due.
  • Upon arrival to The University of Arizona:
    • Check-in with the Campus Health Insurance office
    • Present travel itinerary (if not already provided)
    • Present DS-2019
    • Pay remaining premium (if not already paid) by money order or cashier’s check.
  • UA Campus Health Insurance office will:
    • Issue an insurance ID card
    • Provide an overview of the Insurance Benefits
    • Email a Final Proof of Insurance to ISS and Student Intern

Premium, Payment & Coverage Periods  

Benefits of Enrolling for the Student Health Insurance Plan:

  • Comprehensive health plan that meets regulatory minimums and provides additional coverage not typically included with travel policies.
  • Enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan provides you with access to services at Campus Health that are otherwise unavailable under other travel policies.
    • Confidential assistance with benefits, claims inquiries, and insurance navigation - available from on campus UA insurance liaisons.
  • Medical coverage with no waiting periods or pre-existing conditions clauses.
  • Medical benefit is unlimited. Including low deductibles and copays while also capping the total amount that you will pay for covered services and supplies.
  • Access to providers across the US under Aetna’s contracted network of providers.
  • Includes a travel policy with unlimited medical evacuation and medically necessary return home.