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Potential hosts of J-1 interns/trainees are required to provide proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance Policy of which the rules vary from state to state. Generally, all states except Texas and South Dakota mandate employers with more than certain number of employees purchase workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers' compensation insurance is regulated on the state level, e.g., some states mandate coverage for only full-time employees; some mandate for part-time workers, temps, and independent contractors; some states allow businesses to operate a self-insured (or self-funded) plan. The following table highlights the different requirements by state.