All J-1 Scholars and their dependents are required to have health insurance.
Adequate insurance policies should provide for:
- Medical benefits for at least $50,000 per accident or illness
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500
- Expenses associated with a medical evacuations to your home country in the amount of $10,000
- A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
Your insurance can come from UW-Whitewater, a U.S. based company, or another source. If you choose an insurance other than UW-Whitewater please notify the Center for Global Education no later than 2 weeks after your arrival.
- Always carry proof of insurance in English in your wallet or purse.
- You proof of insurance should have a U.S. phone number that a doctor or hospital can call to confirm your insurance if you need medical assistance
- Before you get sick or injured, get a list from your insurance company of doctors you can use in the Whitewater area and keep the list somewhere easy to reach so you will be ready if you are sick or injured.
Employee Assistance Program
- It is normal to experience some level of culture shock, homesickness, anxiety or stress when you are in a new country and outside of your "comfort zone."
- If you think it would be helpful to speak to a professional about any concerns, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers confidential, cost free assessment, intervention, consultation and referral services to all UW-W faculty, staff, and their immediate families.
- EAP staff help people who are having problems with work or personal issues, administrative or individual issues, career or relationship issues, family issues, etc. EAP can also assist in finding medical specialists for you. The use of EAP services is completely confidential.