International Travel Safety - Faculty & Staff Resources
The University of Utah Permanent Travel Safety and Insurance Rule (2018) outlines the travel registration and insurance enrollment requirements for all University-affiliated travel to international locations. All University members are required to enroll in University of Utah Group International Health Insurance Coverage for their dates of international travel.
University of Utah international insurance coverage is provided by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and contains (4) principal elements:
- CISI Health Insurance for travelers (Accident and Sickness)
- Team Assist (AXA) 24/7 Traveler Assistance (Medical, Travel and Technical)
- Emergency Medical and Security Evacuation
- International Travel Health and Safety Intelligence
Review the information below for detailed information about each component
University of Utah travelers can review the following documents for common questions regarding insurance policy coverage, benefits, and claims.
University of Utah travelers have 24/7 access to medical, security and travel assistance provided though Team Assist (AXA). Team Assist representatives can be reached by phone or email at any time in order to provide emergency assistance or support.
Employees/Travel Managers will complete insurance enrollment - and pay associated charges – at the time they work with the Travel Services Department to pre-register their international travel.
Travel insurance is a University of Utah approved travel expense, and as such, will be reimbursed upon approved request either before or after the trip.
- Employee rates are calculated weekly for the travel up to 3 weeks in length
- Employee rates are calculated monthly for travel longer than 21 days
|University of Utah International Insurance Enrollment Charges|
|Enrollment Dates||Rate Calculation||Charges|
|1-7 days||Weekly Rate||$10.55|
|8-14 days||Weekly Rate||$21.10|
|15-21 days||Weekly Rate||$31.65|
|22-35 days||Monthly Rate||$41.25|
|36-65 days||Monthly Rate||$82.50|
|66+ days||Monthly Rate||$41.25 per month|
University of Utah traveler enrollment in CISI insurance coverage provides access to an online portal (“myCISI”) through which policy holders are able to quickly access insurance policy tools and support including Policy ID Cards, Consulate Letters, Extended Coverage and Travel Intelligence. All employee travelers will receive "myCISI" Portal login information after they complete their University employee travel registration.
Employee travelers have the ability to enroll dependents (spouses and children) in University insurance coverage after they have completed their employee travel registration. Dependent enrollment is obtained by completing and submitting a Dependent Enrollment Form. Charges vary depending on the relationship to the primary University traveler.
University travelers interested in leisure travel are not eligible for insurance through the University. Travelers seeking international insurance and assistance coverage for personal/leisure travel are encouraged to research providers in the marketplace such as Patriot Travel Medical Insurance or HTH Worldwide Insurance, or use an insurance marketplace search platform such asSquareMouth.
Travelers who plan to travel internationally for non-University activities (personal/leisure travel) are always encouraged to enroll in their own international health/medical coverage.
Travelers who are enrolled in University of Utah Group international insurance coverage for dates of University travel are eligible to extend their international insurance coverage up to 1-month before, or 1-month after, the dates of their recognized University travel. (Instructions for extending University group coverage for up to 1-month for personal/leisure travel dates before, or after, recognized University travel can be found here.)
The University of Utah does not currently recognize any exemptions from this policy for employees traveling to international locations. All University of Utah employee travelers are required to register their international travel, and enroll in University of Utah International Insurance coverage regardless of any other insurance coverage they may have – including insurance possibly required by providers, foreign institutions or governments (i.e. Germany, Australia).
University of Utah Health’s Travel Clinic is the most comprehensive travel medicine and immunization clinic in the state of Utah. For individuals, small groups, and business travelers, U of U Travel Clinic provides the following services:
- Immunizations and Travel Medications
- Appropriate immunizations and travel medications will be recommended based on an individual’s specific destination(s), duration of travel, activities, and medical conditions
- Pre- and Post-travel Consultations
- Special Services/Consultations for Groups & Business Travelers
Real-time Medical and Security travel information is available to all University of Utah travelers.
The University partners with iJET to provide country- and region-specific travel destination intelligence. Please contact the Global Risk Manager for information about accessing the University of Utah iJET travel intelligence Portal.