Visiting Scholar Plan
- All J-1 and B1/WB visiting scholars are required to have health insurance throughout the duration of the research appointment at Northwestern University, either through the Office of Risk Management or an alternative insurer that meets or exceeds minimum requirements.
- Participation in the Northwestern’s Visiting Scholar Plan (VSP) is mandatory unless visiting scholars are able to provide evidence of coverage that meets the University’s minimum requirements and a waiver is filed and approved with the Office of Risk Management.
- It is the responsibility of the host department to ensure visitors are adequately insured.
Summary of Benefits
|NU Health Service (Evanston Only)||Preferred Providers||Non-Preferred Providers|
|Rates||Individual Coverage: $53 per week
Family Coverage: $168 per week
|Deductible||$0 deductible||$250 deductible per individual/family member (calendar year)||$250 deductible per individual/family member (calendar year)|
|Coinsurance||$0 copay||20% of costs for preferred (in-network) providers after deductible is met||25% of costs for non-preferred (out of network) providers after deductible is met|
|Maximum Out-of-pocket expenses||Not applicable||$1,000 per family member, per calendar year after deductible is met||$1,000 per family member, per calendar year after deductible is met|
For additional information, please contact Pam Tackett, Student Health Insurance Program Manager, at 847.491.5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.