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. 

Full Coverage (Medical plus ERS)


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.

CISI – Business Travel

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




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.

CISI – ERS (Basic Plan)

This plan provides only basic medical evacuation, repatriation, and security evacuation coverage for Georgia Tech-approved, international business travel. It is available to purchase for trips (or persons) not covered by Redpoint.



Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core

  - For BCBS health insurance policyholders -

  • Review travel assistance benefits at 
  • Call 1-800-810-BLUE (2583), or collect at 1-804-673-1177 for assistance
  • Mobile app available
  • Provides access to embassy information, medication availability, medical translation, and healthcare providers outside the U.S.
  • Covers medical expenses during business and personal travel

Kaiser Permanente Travel Support

- For Kaiser Permanente policyholders -

  • Review travel information at
  • Away from home travel line: 951-268-3900
  • Help finding care in other U.S. KP regions
  • Fill eligible prescriptions during travel
  • File medical expense reimbursement claims upon return