National Health Insurance & Accident Insurance
Your trusty National Health Insurance (Sompo Japan) coverage ends the same day your JET contract ends. If you want personal insurance from that time onward then you’ll need to make arrangements for it when you return to your own country.
If you need to make a claim at any stage then you can reach them at the English Hot Line, toll-free: 0120-08-1572. If you need to contact them once you are back in your home country, call them at the following number, collect: 81-3-3593-1572. If you are traveling before you return to your home country, you might consider travel insurance through your home country. The International Student Travel Association is one option. For Americans, consider the American Automobile Association (AAA) for travel insurance.