Mandatory Health Insurance for Students
Brown University requires that all international students residing in the U.S. in F or
J visa status maintain health insurance throughout their academic program.
J-1 Students and Scholars
Immigration regulations mandate that J-1 Exchange Visitors and J-2 dependents
maintain health insurance throughout the “J” program. If you willingly fail to
maintain health insurance, your J-1 sponsor must terminate your program and
report to the U.S. Department of State. At that time, you will be deemed “out-of-
status” and ineligible for extension of stay, employment, or change of status.
Brown University Health Insurance for Students
Brown University students will be enrolled in the Brown University Student Health
Insurance Plan. If you have questions regarding benefits, ID cards, and general
service issues, please contact University Health Plans 1-800-437-6448 or
email@example.com , www.universityhealthplans.com
To Waive the Brown University Student Health Insurance Plan
All students need to have health insurance. You may waive out of the Brown
University Student Health Insurance Plan if comparable coverage is provided by
an alternate insurance plan. To waive the Brown University Student Health
Insurance Plan please visit
Brown University Student Health Services
Brown University Health Services provides services to students which include,
medical appointments, 24/7 medical advice, Emergency Medical Services, pharmacy
and health education. To schedule an appointment call 401-863-3953.
Brown University Health Services is only available to students enrolled at Brown.
If you are scholar in J-1 or H-1B status and are not eligible for health insurance
offered to Brown University employees and are in need of health insurance, the
Office of Insurance and Risk has made available a health insurance option through