The University of South Florida System has committed to a robust and comprehensive international health and evacuation insurance policy for all USF System international business travelers. There is no additional cost to travelers for this coverage. This policy provides coverage for health expenses, medical evacuation, and evacuation in case of political unrest and natural disaster.
A business traveler is anyone traveling on a USF sanctioned international experience, not accompanying students abroad. This includes faculty, staff, alumni, donors, contractors, colleagues from other institutions, and government officials participating on USF System sanctioned international business travel.
To obtain the USF Faculty & Staff medical and evacuation travel insurance benefit for business travel:
- Complete the electronic USF Travel Authorization Request (TAR) and have it approved in the Archivum by the Fiscal Approver and Supervisor before travel activities occur. Please make sure to include emergency contact information abroad as well as an emergency contact stateside.
- If the estimated USF travel expense is zero, Travel Authorization may require to enter a minimum of $1 to complete the form
- The policy will cover 100% of the costs for covered medical expenses up to $250,000 and evacuation coverage for situations involving natural disasters or civil unrest
- Create a member user account online with UnitedHealthcare Global
- Visit www.uhcglobal.com to register and access important plan information
- To register, Click Create User
- Enter the UHCG Program ID Number (902591831)
- Complete your Account Information: Username, Password, Email, Security Question and Answer. Click Next
- Complete your User Information: First and Last Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Primary Phone. Click Finish
- Review plan benefits and locate qualified providers and hospitals
**Note- online registration for each business traveler is only required once per year, between September 1 and August 31.
- If you are participating in a clinical experience abroad, enroll in the USF Self Insurance Program for international professional liability coverage.
USF Health students, residents and faculty are provided international professional liability coverage through the USF Self-Insurance Program* at no cost. To enroll for this coverage, each participant must complete the appropriate form below:
*USF Self-Insurance Program
Each USF student, resident and/or faculty member is provided professional liability coverage through the USF Self-Insurance Program in the amount of $200,000 per claim/$300,000 per occurrence (with any additional coverage, if desired, to be purchased by the individual). Providers not employed by USF and students not enrolled in a USF Health Sciences Center college have no professional liability coverage under the USF Self-Insurance Program.
- Review important UHCG insurance documents and resources
Additional pre-departure travel recommendations for faculty on business:
- Consider purchasing additional travel insurance
- The USF Business travel insurance (provided by UHCG) only covers travelers for the dates of business travel as noted on the USF Travel Approval Request (TAR). For those who plan to travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, it is recommended to seek additional travel insurance coverage valid for the duration of the travel experience through your own carrier. Further, the UHCG Business travel insurance policy does not include trip cancellation coverage or travel insurance (theft, costs due to delays in travel time, etc.), or pre-existing conditions. Click here for more information.
- Prophylaxis and Vaccinations: It is strongly recommended that faculty follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s travel guidelines regarding prophylaxis and vaccinations for their travel destination(s). Please go the CDC's website for travel health information.
- Review the USF Health Travel Resources
- Record the USF 24/7 Emergency Phone Number +1-813-317-5815.
- Should faculty encounter any issues or emergencies while abroad, or need assistance filing a claim with UHCG while abroad, contact the USF 24/7 travel assistance number: +1-813-317-5815. The phone is maintained by the USF International Risk and Security Officer.
- Print the USF Emergency Card or stop by USF Health International to pick up printed copy.