Tulane University has contracted with International SOS to offer each employee traveling abroad on University business the highest possible level of medical, personal, travel and security advice and assistance, as well as access to online information for up-to-date travel conditions and other important information.
The following is a brief outline of benefits provided under the International SOS Program:
Medical Assistance: Includes referral to a doctor or medical specialist, medical monitoring when you are hospitalized, emergency medical evacuation to an adequate facility, medically necessary repatriation, and return of mortal remains.
Personal Assistance: Includes pre-trip medical referral information, embassy and consular information, emergency information*, lost document assistance*, emergency message transmission, emergency cash advance*, referral to a lawyer*, translator/interpreter access*, medical benefits verification and medical claims assistance*. (*indicates while on a trip).
Travel Assistance: Includes emergency travel arrangements, return of traveling companions/dependents, and return of vehicle.
Security Assistance: Includes evacuation when personal security is threatened by any political instability or civil unrest to a safe location at the earliest reasonably possible time. If evacuation is not reasonably possible, regular contact can be maintained until the threat to personal security is abated or evacuation becomes reasonably possible.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ONLY AND DOES NOT INCLUDE HEALTH INSURANCE.
To get your International SOS card, to learn more about the program, or to review important medical and safety information about the country to which you are traveling, go to https://audubon.tulane.edu/sos/login.cfm and log in using your Tulane userID and login information that is used for your Tulane e-mail account.
You can also visit the International SOS website for more information.
For faculty and staff whose health insurance does not apply abroad or who want to supplement existing health insurance, enrolling in the HTH Worldwide Insurance Program may be worthwhile. To enroll in the HTH Worldwide Insurance Program directly, follow the directions for Weekly or Monthly or contact the Office of Insurance & Risk Management at 504.865.5653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a summary of the benefits provided through the HTH Worldwide Insurance Program, as well as information on costs and policy exclusions, click here. if you need more information, please contact the Office of Insurance & Risk Management at 504.865.5653 or visit the HTH Worldwide website.
If students will be accompanying any faculty or staff member abroad, the faculty or staff member must verify that the students' health insurance will apply in foreign countries. If a student's health insurance will not apply in foreign countries, the student should be directed to apply for coverage under the HTH Worldwide Insurance Program.
Tulane University maintains insurance policies that are applicable to employees who are working in a foreign country. Click here to find a summary of the coverages currenty provided.
Please note: THESE SUMMARIES ARE FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY. If you have questions or need additional details on the coverages specified in the referenced summary, please contact the Office of Insurance & Risk Management, 324 Gibson Hall (504.865.5653).
Many foreign automobile insurance policies exclude liability coverage if the driver does not have a valid drivers' license or if the driver is intoxicated or presumed to be intoxicated. Also, because many foreign countries do not recognize U.S. drivers' licenses, an International Driving Permit is highly recommended if you plan to drive abroad (most countries accept an IDP). Before your departure, you can obtain an IDP through either of the two automobile associations authorized by the U.S. Department of State, AAA (American Automobile Association) or National Auto Club. You can apply online or at a local office. Driving conditions in some countries can be hazardous. Check local driving conditions on the U.S. State Department website.
Personal property insurance for students, faculty and staff covering worldwide on broad conditions is available at reasonable premiums and deductibles as low as $25 at http://www.csiprotection.com/ Coverage can include items owned by the department as well as personal property of the traveler.
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