Health Insurance and Health Care for Your International Students and Scholars

October 10, 2013 Download pdf

The complexities and expense associated with health care in the United States make health insurance for international students, scholars, and accompanying family members a particularly challenging topic for advisers. This practice resource prepared by NAFSA's Knowledge Community for International Students and Scholars (KC-ISSS) provides basic information meant to help advisers address the unique needs of the international community in the context of health insurance and health care. The resource:

  • Provides an overview of the U.S. Health Care System
  • Discusses insurance requirements for the F and J nonimmigrant visa categories
  • Describes health insurance options
  • Introduces factors related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act