Travel Insurance at Georgia Tech

Faculty and staff should review their health insurance coverage prior to traveling more than 100 miles from home. Their current coverage may be sufficient for their travel needs. However, some trips warrant additional coverage. For example, France requires visitors to have medical evacuation and repatriation coverage in order to receive a work visa, and security evacuation coverage may be very important in some parts of the world.

The current USG medical plans do not include all of these provisions. Travel insurance with basic ERS (evacuation, repatriation, and security) might be needed. In addition, some medical plans may have high deductibles or cumbersome reimbursement requirements when using out-of-plan providers. Therefore, a traveler may choose to supplement their existing regular medical insurance plan with more robust medical travel insurance.

Consult this guide to determine which travel insurance is appropriate for you. 

Provided Coverage for Eligible Employees

     

Redpoint

All USG benefits-eligible employees (and their dependents), traveling for less than 90 days (on either business or personal travel), automatically have basic medical evacuation, repatriation, and security evacuation (ERS) at no cost. This emergency travel assistance, provided by Minnesota Life, includes additional resources, such as medical provider location services and help with lost or stolen luggage.

Europ Assistance (EA)

Employees traveling on sponsored program funds, for any length of business trip, have medical evacuation and repatriation services at no additional cost. The EA plan from Chubb includes medical assistance services and travel risk information.

CISI – Study Abroad

Faculty and staff traveling on a faculty-led student program, or registered student trip, are enrolled in this medical travel insurance. β€‹To receive this coverage coordinate with your specific Study Abroad Program Coordinator or contact OIE. This CISI plan includes primary coverage of medical expenses in addition to the medical evacuation, repatriation and security evacuation protection.

Additional Coverage for Purchase

   

CISI – Business Travel (Full Coverage)

The full package provides primary medical coverage as well as the basic ERS coverage for Georgia Tech-approved business travel.

  • Employee rate: $2.52 per day | Dependent rate: $5.58
  • Full policy details
  • To enroll click here(You must have a credit card or PCard to pay.)
  • Once successfully enrolled you will receive an email from 'CISI Enrollments.'
  • Questions: Kathleen Connors | 203-399-5509

CISI – ERS (Basic Plan)

This plan provides only basic medical evacuation, repatriation, and security evacuation coverage for Georgia Tech-approved business travel.

  • Employee rate: $30 per month
  • To enroll click here. (You must have a credit card or PCard to pay.)
  • Once successfully enrolled you will receive an email from 'CISI Enrollments.'
  • Questions: Kathleen Connors | 203-399-5509