J-1 Visa Mandatory Insurance
All J-1 visa holders and any J-2 dependents (spouses and minor children -- children under the age 21) are required to carry a minimum amount of medical insurance at all times, which should include:
 
Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness; Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500; Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $10,000 A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.J-1 visa holders coming to City of Hope have the following options to ensure they meet the medical insurance requirements
 
Option A - Home Institution to provide insurance
Provide your own medical insurance coverage from home institution, which states in a letter (or proof of insurance document) that the minimum requirements are covered.
 
Option B - Rust International Associates
Rust International Associates specialize in medical and accident insurance for groups and individuals, and can provide health and personal insurance plans for City of Hope’s international scholars while in the U.S.
 
If interested, you can review and sign up for the coverage at http://www.rustassoc.com/, when at the Web site do the following:
 
Go to Download Forms tab; Go to Internalational Students Forms on right hand side; From the dropdown menu select “City of Hope, CA“Questions can be directed to Steve Rust, by e-mail atinfo@rustassoc.comor by phone at 877-964-7900.
 
Option C - Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc.
Garnett-Powers & Associates offers the City of Hope Trainee and Affiliate Benefit Program. This comprehensive health program is comprised of several plans offered through internationally recognized insurance carriers
 
The Web site provides information on all parts of the program, as well as provides a simple enrollment method for you to follow to ensure your enrollment in the plans.
 
Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance for Trainees and Affiliates Holding J-1 Visa Status and Their Dependents with J-2 Visa Status
 
Selected City of Hope Trainees and Affiliates holding J1 Visa Status, and their dependents holding J2 Visa status, are automatically covered for medical evacuation and repatriation benefits necessary to satisfy the J Visa Program. It is not necessary to purchase supplemental insurance to satisfy the J-1 and J-2 Visa requirements regarding Medical Evacuation or Repatriation. The $10,000 of Medical Evacuation Insurance and $7,500 of Repatriation of Remains Insurance required will be covered by the Standard Life Insurance Program.Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. offers a City of Hope Customer Service Representative, dedicated to this program. If interested, you can review and sign up for the coverage at www.garnett-powers.com/coh.
 
Please address benefit and enrollment questions to:
Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc.
23361 Madero, Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 
Or call Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Pacific Time
Toll free at 1-888-441-3719
Contact City of Hope Program Services
COHBP@Garnett-Powers.com