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Bowling Green State University International Travel Services and Insurance Program

BGSU recognizes the importance of having resources available while traveling abroad on a BGSU-Business.  As a traveler, you may ask yourself: What would happen if I became ill, or were involved in an accident, or a encountered security related incident in a foreign country?  How would I deal with an emergency where language is a problem and adequate standards of medical care cannot be guaranteed?  What if I were in a foreign country where the political situation was unstable or quickly deteriorating? To meet some of these challenges when abroad, BGSU provides an integrated International Services and Insurance Program.

International Travel Assistance Services (Available to all staff and students)

BGSU has contracted with the premier international services provider, International SOS (ISOS), who will be there when emergency medical, personal, travel, legal, and security assistance services are needed when traveling overseas on a BGSU-sanctioned program.

Services available:

  • One phone call to the ISOS Network of multi-lingual staff
  • Telephone advice and referrals to full-scale medical evacuations by private air ambulance
  • ISOS Network of critical care and aero medical specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from ISOS Alarm Centers around the world
  • Assist in managing the complex issues of people, information, communications, and transportation during a threatening emergency situation

Visit the ISOS’s website for more information and enter the BGSU ISOS membership number 11BCAS000010:

https://www.internationalsos.com/private/ConsumerPortal/

International Travel Medical Insurance (Must be purchased separately)

BGSU provides a unique insurance program with Nationwide Life Insurance Company for travelers abroad on BGSU-sanctioned programs, which works in concert with ISOS. This insurance program is primary in all cases, and because of the special relationship between ISOS and the Plan Administrators, emergency management and health care decision-making is simplified for the traveler. Please see the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for additional information about the program.

To Register: complete the excel document found at the Register for Medical Insurance link above or click here and submit to Risk Management at riskmgmt@bgsu.edu  

Claim Reimbursement

Restricted Travel

Travel to the following locations is restricted by BGSU Insurance carriers. Please contact Risk Management before planning travel to the following locations:

Afghanistan
Cuba (Signed Affidavit Required)
Haiti
Iran
Iraq
N Korea
Nigeria (Notification Required)
Syria