UVA J1 Visa Health Plan

UVA J1 Visa Health Plan


UVA is pleased to announce a new J1 Visa Health Plan, effective January 1, 2020. This is a fully insured plan designed just for J1 visa holders that meets the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of State, including medical evacuation and repatriation. These requirements can change with minimal notice, and offering a plan specifically for J1 Visa holders allows UVA to alter the plan benefits quickly, if necessary.

Who is Eligible?

Only those on J1 Visas will be eligible for enrollment on this health plan. If your visa status changes, you will need to change your health coverage accordingly.

J1 Visa holders are still eligible for UVA's standard dental and vision coverage.

What is the Coverage?

Below is a summary of your new benefits. For specific information about coverage and costs for each tier, please view the UVA J1 Visa Health Schedule of Benefits and Plan Summary of Benefits and Coverage. Note that specialty drugs must be filled at the UVA Specialty Pharmacy. In addition, be mindful that pharmacy benefits are administered through Aetna so present the Aetna medical/Rx ID card you will receive in December to your pharmacy when you order your first prescription in 2020. View the Pharmacy Coverage document for additional details.

($ is per calendar year) Inside U.S., In-Network Inside U.S., Out-of-Network Outside U.S.
Individual Deductible $500 $1,500 $500
Family Deductible $1,000 $3,000 $1,000
Individual Out-of-Pocket Max $5,500 $11,000 $2,500
Family Out-of-Pocket Max $11,000 $22,000 $5,000

What Are the Costs?

Your premiums are the amount you spend on the UVA J1 Visa Health Plan each paycheck. Premiums are not included as contributions toward your deductible or out-of-pocket maximum. They are money you spend on health coverage, regardless of whether you use it or not.

2020 Employee Premium amounts below are monthly.

  Employee Premium Employer Contribution Total
Employee only $87.50 $257.16 $344.66
Employee + Spouse $176.25 $794.85 $971.10
Employee + Child(ren) $140.25 $621.29 $761.54
Employee + Family $282.25 $902.62 $1,184.87

2020 Housestaff Premium amounts below are monthly.

  Employee Premium Employer Contribution Total
Employee only $78.00 $266.66 $344.66
Employee + Spouse $91.50 $879.60 $971.10
Employee + Child(ren) $89.25 $672.29 $761.54
Employee + Family $101.50 $1,083.37 $1,184.87

Ready to Enroll?

If you are currently enrolled on the Choice Health Plan, you will be automatically rolled over to the UVA J1 Visa Health Plan. However, do review your tier levels in Workday to confirm they still apply to your family situation.

Please confirm social security numbers for your dependents and make changes in Workday:

  • Sign in to WORKDAY; click on the BENEFITS app
  • To view your benefits elections, click on BENEFIT ELECTIONS in the VIEW box
  • To change your benefits elections, click BENEFIT ELECTIONS in the CHANGE box
  • To update your benefits beneficiaries, click BENEFICIARIES in the CHANGE box
  • To update your benefits dependents, click DEPENDENTS in the CHANGE box