The Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) is mandated for traveling faculty, staff, and students who are participating in University sponsored trips, regardless of the funding source. Integrated Risk Management currently covers the foreign travel insurance premium costs 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.
The process for most requests for foreign travel insurance is completed within 10 business days, however, travel to high hazard areas requires additional approval from the Chancellor's Office. Please allow 30 days for the approving authority to submit the request to the President and subsequently coordinate the approval process through the Chancellor's Office. Requests for insurance should not be submitted to Integrated Risk Management without the necessary authorization. Please refer to the instructions below for additional information.
(Not required for travel to Puerto Rico)
Upon confirmation of FTIP coverage, the participant will receive a "Foreign Travel Assist" card to carry
while traveling outside of the United States. The card provides instructions for
calling "collect" to receive the FTIP benefits described below. FTIP coverage provides the participant with assistance while traveling abroad, in most
instances without the participant having to assume any out-of-pocket expenses.
Please contact Sue Belt or Therese Jackson at 760-750-RISK (7475).