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International students, scholars, faculty and staff who are eligible for health insurance through Johns Hopkins University must enroll through the JHU Benefits Office. The OIS does not advise on questions related to JHU health insurance. Individuals should consult the relevant section below for more information:

Student Health Insurance Information

This section covers health insurance information for Undergraduate, Graduate, Visiting and Exchange students. 

Most students at JHU are required to enroll in the JHU student health insurance plan and do not have the option to waive. Students enrolled in JHU health insurance coverage do not need to purchase an additional plan.  

  • JHU undergraduate and graduate students on a J-1 or F-1 visa will be auto-enrolled into the Wellfleet medical insurance plan
  • Visiting students on a J-1 visa will need to enroll themselves into the Wellfleet plan

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Postdoctoral Fellow Health Insurance Information

All JHU Postdoctoral Fellows are automatically enrolled in the JHU Learner Health Insurance Plan, administered by Wellfleet. Individual coverage for postdoctoral fellows is paid for by the hosting department. Hosting departments are not obligated to cover dependent insurance costs, but individuals may choose to add dependent family members to their JHU insurance within 31 days of the hire date or during annual enrollment (starting June 1 each year) online.

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Johns Hopkins Faculty and Staff Health Insurance Information

Qualifying JHU Faculty and Staff have the option to enroll in JHU employee benefits. More information is available here.  

*Not all academic appointment categories are eligible to enroll in a JHU Health Insurance plan.