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GeoBlue Health Insurance and SOS Travel Assistance


Students on UD Study Abroad

All students and travel assistants on UD winter/summer/fall/spring study abroad programs are automatically registered for the University’s international health insurance policy with GeoBlue.  Please note that this coverage does NOT apply to students on exchanges or domestic (USA) travel study programs.

 

Carefully read this information on coverages and exclusions. Note that GeoBlue does not cover injuries sustained due to engagement in high-risk activities such as skin/scuba diving, sky diving, mountaineering (where ropes are customarily used), ultralight aircraft, parasailing, sail planning, hang gliding, parachuting, or bungee jumping.

 

Several months before your program, you will receive an automated email from GeoBlue.  This email will contain your insurance certificate number and important instructions for logging in to register on the GeoBlue website.  Once you have registered, take a look at health/safety information for your site and search for health care providers at your study abroad destination.

 

Before departure, you will receive your insurance card. Be sure to take this card with you abroad! Make a copy of it and keep the copy in a safe place—somewhere other than in your wallet (in case your wallet gets lost or stolen). You can access more information relevant to international travelers on GeoBlue's blog and by downloading this flyer.

 

While abroad, should you need to use your insurance, plan to pay up-front, get a receipt, and submit this claim form for reimbursement.  If you have a medical emergency abroad, both you and your faculty director will have round-the-clock toll-free access to expert GeoBlue personnel.  Go to the GeoBlue website to replace a lost insurance card, check the status of a pending claim, or try the medical translation guide.

 

Please note: GeoBlue charges an additional fee to cover students age 75 and older. This fee will vary depending on the length of the program but may amount to $500 or more. The exact fee for such students will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

 

Because this insurance policy provides substantial coverage for medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, and medical treatment, we do not recommend that students on winter or summer study abroad programs purchase the International Student I.D. card for coverage unless they plan to travel on their own outside of the program dates.

 

The University of Delaware also provides all students with emergency travel assistance through International SOS. This policy provides substantial coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation of remains, as well as some travel assistance such as legal referrals and assistance with lost documents. Note that International SOS is not a health insurance policy (unlike the GeoBlue policy described above).  Before departure, you will receive a SOS card containing the UD login number.  Please read the information on the UD portal of the International SOS Web site to find out more about coverage and exclusions.

 

 

UD Staff and Faculty

 

UD Staff and Faculty who travel abroad on University business are eligible to purchase individual coverage through the University’s international health insurance policy with GeoBlue

 

Carefully read this information on coverages and exclusions. Note that GeoBlue does not cover injuries sustained due to engagement in high-risk activities such as skin/scuba diving, sky diving, mountaineering (where ropes are customarily used), ultralight aircraft, parasailing, sail planning, hang gliding, parachuting, or bungee jumping.

 

To purchase GeoBlue insurance for your UD business travel, email studyabroad@udel.edu and ask IGS to send you the instruction sheet.  The instructions outline how to purchase on-line, enter UD’s group policy number, and pay by credit card.

 

Please note: GeoBlue charges an additional fee to cover individuals age 75 and older. This fee will vary depending on the length of your travel, but may amount to $500 or more. The exact fee will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

 

UD Staff and Faculty who go abroad for personal travel may purchase international health insurance directly through the GeoBlue website.        

                                                                                                                         

The University of Delaware also provides all faculty with emergency travel assistance through International SOS. This policy provides substantial coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation of remains, as well as some travel assistance such as legal referrals and assistance with lost documents. Note that International SOS is not a health insurance policy (unlike the GeoBlue policy described above). Please read the information on the UD portal of the International SOS Web site to find out more about coverage.

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