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.
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
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.