Travel Insurance

Faculty, staff, and students traveling on university business should make sure they are enrolled in the travel insurance coverage provide through UC Office of Risk Services. Coverage is free, bur pre-registration is required if traveling out-of-state.

Travel Insurance coverage includes emergency medical evacuation, personal property loss, , non-medical security extraction, trip delay reimbursement, and passport replacement assistance. This coverage is worldwide, 24 hours a day (including 14 days of "personal deviation" or non-business related activities during a trip), for a wide variety of accidents and incidents

Access a summary of benefits for Faculty/Staff (PDF) and for Students (PDF).

To register

Travel within the state of California does not need to be registered.

Travelers going out-of-state or internationally are enrolled automatically if you booked your trip through the Connexxus agencies, BCD Travel, UC Travel Center or Short’s Travel. If you booked through any other means, including Connexxus Southwest SWABIZ, or directly with an airline, you must complete and submit a Traveler Insurance Form before you leave for your trip.

UC coverage can also be provided to a spouse/domestic partner, dependent(s), and traveling companions if they are registered.

After registration

  • Travelers will get an e-mail receipt from Worldcue® Traveler (iJet/ACE) with information to use in case of an emergency. You can also download a free mobile phone app to access global security intelligence while traveling and a quick-connect button to UC’s 24x7 global assistance hotline.
  • You can access the travel insurance benefit information, the mobile app download, and claim forms in Connexxus under the “Insurance” link under the “Policies & Resources” tab.

    Personal Travel Insurance

    • UC Risk Services has developed a program for employees and students to purchase personal travel insurance through the UC Personal Travel Program.  
    • The UC Personal Travel Program offers two travel plan options designed to integrate insurance benefits with travel assistance services to help provide extra protection while traveling out-of-country.
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    UC RENTAL CAR INSURANCE

    Having insurance coverage in the event of a collision, injury or property damage is essential, and, in many cases, may already be provided through UC’s contracts. Review the grid below for guidance on when you should purchase insurance offered through the rental car  agency and when you can decline the additional insurance because you’re already covered. Additional information is outlined in Connexxus under "Resources."

    If you are renting a vehicle for a large group or other high-risk activity, you may want to consider purchasing Supplemental Liability Insurance at the time of rental.

    The best practice is to reserve your rental car through Connexxus whenever possible.

    Vehicle Rental LocationVehicle Rental AgreementMethod of PaymentCollision Damage InsuranceLiability Insurance for Injury or Damage
    United States Connexxus/UC Agreement US Bank Corporate Travel Card Covered Covered
    United States Connexxus/UC Agreement Personal credit card / cash Covered Covered
    United States Non-contracted agency US Bank Corporate Travel Card Covered Not included; your personal insurance must cover
    United States Non-contracted agency Personal credit card / cash Not included; purchase from agency Not included; your personal insurance must cover
    Canada Connexxus/UC Agreement US Bank Corporate Travel Card Covered Covered
    Canada Connexxus/UC Agreement Personal credit card / cash Covered Covered
    Canada Non-contracted agency US Bank Corporate Travel Card Covered Not included; your personal insurance must cover
    Canada Non-contracted agency Personal credit card / cash Not included; purchase from agency Not included; your personal insurance must cover
    Other Foreign Connexxus/UC Agreement US Bank Corporate Travel Card Covered; may have deductible Not included; purchase from agency
    Other Foreign Connexxus/UC Agreement Personal credit card / cash Covered; may have deductible Not included; purchase from agency
    Other Foreign Non-contracted agency US Bank Corporate Travel Card Covered; may have deductible Not included; purchase from agency
    Other Foreign Non-contracted agency Personal credit card / cash Not included; purchase from agency Not included; purchase from agency
    When coverage is included, it applies to UC employees, traveling companions of employees and non-employees on official UC business.
    Supplemental Liability Insurance is typically not needed, but consider purchasing it if you are renting for a large group or high-risk activity.

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