International Insurance

The Office of International Safety and Security oversees the distribution of International insurance for individuals and sponsored travel abroad through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The sections below outline the information and resources available regarding International Insurance.

International Insurance Registration

Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students participating in semester-length or year-long study abroad programs will be automatically enrolled in International Insurance. Illinois strongly urges undergraduate students to purchase additional International Insurance for any personal travel done before or after the dates of your university associated activity abroad. A complete copy of the explanation of benefits and claims form will be included in your Insurance Welcome Package.

Undergraduate students traveling independently (not on an Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange program, college-sponsored program, or with an RSO group) will need to complete the Student Activity Abroad Form (SAAF) and enroll in International Insurance online

Graduate Students

All graduate students traveling independently or conducting research abroad must enroll in International Insurance. Illinois strongly urges graduate students to purchase additional International Insurance for any personal travel done before or after the dates of your university associated activity abroad. A complete copy of the explanation of benefits and claims form will be included in your Insurance Welcome Package.

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Program Leaders

All students participating in faculty-led study abroad programs will be automatically enrolled in International Insurance. Faculty and staff members leading a program must self-enroll for the same insurance coverage online. Illinois strongly urges program leaders to purchase additional International Insurance for any personal travel done before or after the dates of your university associated activity abroad. A complete copy of the explanation of benefits and claims form will be included in your Insurance Welcome Package.

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To enroll a faculty or staff member by proxy click here

Research Abroad

All faculty and staff traveling independently or conducting research abroad must enroll in International Insurance. Illinois strongly urges faculty and staff to purchase additional International Insurance for any personal travel done before or after the dates of your university associated activity abroad. A complete copy of the explanation of benefits and claims form will be included in your Insurance Welcome Package.

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To enroll a faculty or staff member by proxy click here


International Insurance & Safety Fee

The International Insurance and Safety Fee covers enrollment in international travel insurance through Arthur J Gallagher, as well as the services provided through the Office of International Safety and Security: 24/7 response team in the event of overseas emergencies, pre-departure training and orientation, international travel registry, and others.

Fees (By Program Length)

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About the Coverage

International Insurance covers: medical expenses, treatment for mental/nervous conditions, emergency medical evacuation, emergency family reunion, and offers a 24-hour telephone assistance line.

International Insurance does not cover: personal effects, injury sustained while mountaineering, hang gliding, parachuting, bungee jumping, racing by horse, motor vehicle or motorcycle, and parasailing, among others (please see the information provided in your welcome package).

Illinois recommends contacting our International Insurance provider using the information below prior to your departure for information regarding medication restrictions in your host country and for a recommendation on an appropriate physician in your host country.

24/7 emergency assistance while abroad, general assistance, or questions about benefits should be directed to ACE Travel Assist.



International Insurance Portal & Phone App

At no additional cost, a comprehensive online portal is available to students. Here they can find all of their insurance documents except their verification letter. They can also find more information about personal property insurance, which we encourage students to purchase.

Access to 24/7 medical, travel, and technical support through a smartphone application (titled: “Webcorp AXA Assistance”) is available. Instructions to download the application are available here


Contact

All questions related to billing may be directed to the Assistant Director for Financial Management in Illinois International

All other International Insurance questions should be directed to the Coordinator for International Safety and Security