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Foreign Travel Insurance Program

FOREIGN TRAVEL INSURANCE PROGRAM (FTIP)

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.

PROCESSING TIME

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.

REQUESTING FOREIGN TRAVEL INSURANCE   

(Not required for travel to Puerto Rico) 

 

COVERAGE BENEFITS

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. 

FTIP Coverage

OTHER RESOURCES

QUESTIONS

Please contact Sue Belt or Therese Jackson at 760-750-RISK (7475).