The India Network Immigration Information Service is sponsored by India Network Foundation, USA. The Foundation is committed to providing high quality resources on immigration to researchers, and users of immigration services. In this effort, we provide several links to resources at other locations from various countries that have a long-standing immigration policy.

India Network Foundation under the direction of Dr. KV Rao invited Ms. Sheela Murthy, an immigration attorney to help with questions from Asian Indian community in 1996. Attorney Murthy has taken shown keen interest in the project and donated several hours probono to help students and Y2K software engineers. Ms. Murthy used to answer several questions received every week at India Network through her forum newsletter that was distributed and posted to India Network Immigration Law Listserv. This newsletter continues to publish today from the Office of Sheel Murthy.
In the process of assisting newly arrived students, and other visitors, it is clear that many of them are not aware of the consequences of not having adequate health and accidental insurance. This led to design of a special health insurance program to cover students and visitors from Abroad to the United States. The India Network Health Insurance Program has been the brainchild of Dr. KV Rao, a demographer and a statistician by training. Professor Rao spent enormous time in studying various programs and talking to several members of physician groups such as American Association of Physicians of India Origin and came up with the plan in 1991. The plan originally attracted students and few parents in 1991, the first year of its operation. Today, India Network health insurance program is leading the accident and health insurance programs in the United States offering coverage for pre-existing conditions without any medical underwriting for immigrants, students, temporary workers. It is advised that all visitors get health insurance for new and existing conditions, accidents, and death (funeral and repatriation benefits). Below are some of great insurance policies underwritten by CHUBB American Insurance Company.
  • INF Visitor Health Insurance: Depending on age groups, pre-existing conditions, and other factors, there are comprehensive plans and fixed benefit plans to fit every budget, and need.