International Health and Evacuation Insurance
All faculty, staff and students who will be traveling abroad on university-sponsored business or study programs should register for the UNC Approved International Health & Evacuation Insurance. This short-term insurance is a highly subsidized plan that provides excellent coverage of medical and emergency situations.
Is this just travel insurance?
No, this is not the same as travel insurance, which covers the travelers luggage, flights, etc. The UNC Approved International Health & Evacuation Insurance provides travelers with direct and free access to medical professionals and services, medical translation assistance, emergency evacuation logistics, and much more. It does not; however, cover lost luggage!
Who is required to sign up for the UNC Approved International Health & Evacuation Insurance?
Every faculty member, staff member or student traveling overseas under the auspices of UNCSA must sign-up for the UNC Approved International Health & Evacuation Insurance. Examples include business travel, study or performance opportunities, film festivals, etc.
Can I just use my current health insurance which has some international coverage or purchase my own? Do I have to use the school's insurance?
No, you must use the UNC Approved International Health & Evacuation Insurance if traveling on any form of university business.
How much does this cost?
The UNC Approved International Health & Evacuation Insurance has already been subsidized by the UNC GA to the extremely competitive rate of $1.71 a day for most individuals.
How do I sign-up for the UNC Approved International Health & Evacuation Insurance? Who can I contact for more information?
Faculty, staff and students traveling must complete the participation agreement, the International Health Evacuation Insurance form, and the Health Wellness Self Reporting form. Only participants with approved proposals on file are authorized for enrollment in insurance. For additional questions or clarity, you may contact the International Study Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.