For international students and J-1 scholars who are enrolled in an insurance policy which provides standard medical and prescription benefits only (e.g. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama), you are required to maintain additional insurance coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation of mortal remains.
Medical evacuation and repatriation insurance is designed specifically for international visitors to the United States to provide return transport home in the case of a severe medical emergency or in the case of death. Additionally, this type of insurance provides other protections in emergencies.
To purchase medical evacuation and repatriation insurance, please contact 1-800-732-5309 and speak to a product specialist. Prior to calling, you can review the policy coverage in the FrontierMEDEX Brochure.