UVA J1 Visa Health Plan

UVA J1 Visa Health Plan


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UVA J1 Visa Health Plan members should download their 1095-B tax forms from the Aetna international secure portal. This form reports the type of health insurance coverage you have, any dependents covered by your health insurance policy, and the period of coverage for 2020. It is used to verify on your tax return that you and your dependents had at least minimum qualifying health insurance coverage. Instruction on how to download this form are found here. 

 

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The J1 Visa Health Plan 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 to a J1 Visa during the plan year, you will need to change your health coverage accordingly. 

If your visa status changes from a J1 Visa to an H1B Visa during the plan year, you will remain on the J1 Visa Health Plan for the plan year. You will be able to change your health coverage during Open Enrollment for the next plan year. 

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

What is the Coverage?

  • For specific information about coverage and costs for each tier, please view the UVA J1 Visa Health Schedule of Benefits
  • Note that specialty drugs must be filled at the UVA Specialty Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy benefits are administered through Aetna; present the Aetna medical/Rx ID card to your pharmacy when you order your first prescription
  • 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.

2021 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

2021 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

Resources

J1 Visa Health Plan Welcome Brochure

J1 Visa Schedule

J1 Visa Health Plan Wellness Overview

J1 Visa Health Plan Direct Settlement Provider Brochure

J1 Visa Health Plan Addendum

J1 Visa Health Plan Certificate of Coverage

 

FAQs - Health Plan and J1 Visa

  • What Health Plan do I choose if I've been newly granted a J1 Visa, or IF I'm granted a different type of visa after Having a J1 Visa?

    If you have been newly granted a J1 Visa during the year, you must move from the UVA Health Plan to the UVA J1 Visa Health Plan. These are two entirely different health plans, and moving from the UVA Health Plan to the UVA J1 Visa Health Plan is allowed throughout the year in order to comply with federal health coverage requirements.

    If you have been on the UVA J1 Visa Health Plan and are newly granted a different type of visa, you must stay on the UVA J1 Visa Plan for the rest of the calendar year. You must elect enrollment in the UVA Health Plan during the next Open Enrollment.