The India Network Immigration Information Service is committed to excellence in providing 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 policies. India Network 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. Sheela used to answer several questions received every week at India Network through her forum news letter that was distributed and posted to India Network Immigration Law Listserv.
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 lead 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 brain child of Dr. KV Rao, a demographer and a statistician by training. Professor Rao spent enoromous time in studying various programs and talking to several members of physician groups such as American Association of Physcians of India Orign and cameup 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.