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The University of South Florida has committed to a robust and comprehensive international health and evacuation insurance policy for all USF 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 sanctioned international business travel.
To obtain the USF Faculty & Staff medical and evacuation travel insurance benefit for business travel:
1. 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 and inform USF Health International when the TAR is approved at email@example.com
Per Section 1010.36, Florida Statutes, all USF faculty, researchers, and research department staff traveling internationally for employment-related activities must have specific approval prior to travel. Please utilize the Archivum System to ensure that your travel meets all state requirements. You can find more information about the state's policy on this fact sheet HERE. A change has been made in Archivum to capture additional data and to get required approval from the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) prior to travel. After fiscal approval, any Travel Requests to these countries will be directed to travelers to answer questions as seen in screen shot below and to provide their agreement. In cases where the traveler is not an employee, the submitter will receive this task and will need to upload the signed attestation from the traveler. Please make sure to include emergency contact information abroad as well as an emergency contact stateside.
2. Create a member user account online with UnitedHealthcare Global
**Note- online registration for each business traveler is only required once per year, between September 1 and August 31.
3. 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:
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.
4. Review important UHCG insurance documents and resources