FOREIGN TRAVEL INSURANCE PROGRAM (FTIP)

The Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) is mandated for traveling faculty, staff, and students participating in University sponsored trips (regardless of funding source).  Risk Management & Safety currently covers the cost of premiums for employees and students traveling on approved University business.  With the exception of student participation in an approved Study Abroad Program, foreign travel insurance shall not be procured from another source.

    CSU FTIP Coded Memo RM 2011-03
    Student Travel Executive Order 1041

PROCESSING TIME

In most instances, your request will be completed within 10 days.  However, travel to high hazard areas will require additional approval from the Chancellor's Office. Please allow 30 days for your approving authority to submit the request to the President and subsequently coordinate the request through the Chancellor's Office. Request for insurance should not be submitted to RM&S without the necessary authorization. Please refer to instructions for additional information.

REQUESTING FOREIGN TRAVEL INSURANCE   

(Not required for travel to Puerto Rico)
    EMPLOYEES:
        Instructions for EMPLOYEES
        Guidelines for EMPLOYEES
    STUDENTS:

        Instructions for STUDENTS
        Guidelines for STUDENTS

   

COVERAGES

Upon confirmation of FTIP coverage, the participant receives a "Foreign Travel Assist" card to carry while traveling outside of the United States.  The card provides the participant with procedures to call "collect" and receive the benefits described below.  The FTIP coverage provides the participant with assistance while traveling abroad, without (in most instances) having to assume any "out-of-pocket" expenses. 

    FTIP Coverage

OTHER RESOURCES

    Academic Affairs Division Travel Protocols 
    Accounts Payable Travel
    Center for Disease Control Travelers Health
    Global Education: Study Abroad Program
    Student Travel through Student Affairs
   

QUESTIONS

For additional questions, please contact Sue Belt or Janice Ramos at 760/750-4502. Thank you.