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Purchase a health insurance policy from a private company in the U.S.

Steps to buy private insurance

  1. Make a checklist. There are many, many private insurance plans on the market. Do you know what to look for when you are shopping for insurance? Here's an insurance comparison chart. It offers tips, allows you to compare plans and check if they meet the MSU or US government minimum requirements.
  2. Make sure the plan meets the minimum requirements for DOS (J-1 scholars and J-2).

Reminder: Make sure at least 1 of the 2 major local hospitals is an in-network or preferred care provider in your insurance plan!

Ingham Regional Medical Center
401 W Greenlawn Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 975-7300

Sparrow Hospital
1215 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912-1896
(517) 364-1000