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Note for J-1 Exchange Visitors

Individuals at UMMS sponsored under the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, and who are not eligible for UMMS 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 UMMS. 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-UMMS source, you should consider other options for coverage. UMMS cannot endorse any specific plan.

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