Oregon State University recognizes that international study and work experiences are integral to faculty, employees and students. Such travel can pose certain unique and increased risks to participants and to the university.
Individuals who travel internationally on behalf of OSU must register their trip with Risk Management:
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PRIOR to travel outside the United States, all OSU travelers should:
Risk Management strongly recommends all individuals traveling on behalf of OSU purchase the Travel Accident & Sickness Plan (also known as travel insurance or supplemental insurance). The policy is available at $1.91 per person/per day (subject to a one week minimum), and will be charged to the individual’s unit/department index code and activity code. The policy covers $200,000 lifetime medical maximum per covered accident/sickness; evacuation due to security/political unrest, natural disaster, emergency medical situations; trip interruption and cancellation benefits; and 24-hour travel, safety and security assistance services.
Individuals who have registered for the Travel Accident & Sickness Plan may be eligible to extend their coverage for travel before or after their travels. Please contact Risk Management for more details.
Some countries are excluded from the Travel Accident & Sickness Plan, those countries include, but are not limited to: Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Pakistan. Any country subject to the administration and enforcement of U.S. economic embargoes and trade sanctions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is a country from which Security Evacuations are not available under these benefits. Under limited circumstances, Risk Management can work with Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk to obtain quotes for excluded countries, but it comes with an increased premium.
University employees enrolled in PEBB employee basic life insurance have a travel benefit offered by Standard Insurance through Frontier Medex Travel Assistance. More information regarding that coverage may be found on the Office of Human Resources website.
If you are enrolled for medical insurance through the University, you may have some level of coverage for medically-necessary, urgent or emergency services when traveling outside the United States. Prior to international travel, you should contact your medical insurance provider to ask if you have medical care coverage, including what types of services, the limits of liability and any associated co-pays or deductibles, that apply when traveling internationally. To locate your plan’s contact information, visit Group Numbers & Plan Contacts on the Office of Human Resources website.
ACE, our foreign liability insurer, offers useful travel services including global travel alerts, trip briefs, global health warnings, and other related travel resources. OSU employees and students are encouraged to access these resources.