Important Note: Stanford's student health plan (Cardinal Care) provides insurance coverage for dependents of J-1 students who hold J-2 status. This coverage meets the Department of State requirements. Please note that all accompanying J-2 dependents should be covered by either Cardinal Care or their own private health insurance which meets the Department of State requirements.
If You Bring Your Family: Couples with or without children should consider carefully the different plans for medical insurance. Each insurance plan must be reviewed with particular attention to the specific medical needs of your family members.
Be certain that your insurance policy provides enough coverage for you and your family, and that coverage includes, if appropriate, maternity benefits to cover the costs of pregnancy and childbirth.