International Travel Insurance and Assistance Services
In the Event of a International Medical or Security Emergency: Call International SOS Immediately at 215-942-8478, Membership Number: 11BCAS658364
LSU has contracted with ACE and International SOS, Inc. to provide international travel insurance and travel assistance services for University faculty, staff and students traveling abroad on University business or sponsored activities.
International travel insurance coverage is provided to all faculty, staff and students participating in University approved travel and have registered their travel in "MyTrips". To be considered University approved travel for coverage the following conditions must be met for each type of traveler:
- All Travelers - Must register their trip in "MyTrips" prior to departure.
- Employees - Must complete a Spend Authorization in Workday
- Students - Must be enrolled at the University during travel and participate in a University led or sponsored trip (i.e. APA, Continuing Education, Volunteer LSU)
- Guest - Host department must complete a Request for Authorization to Travel for Non-Worker (AS-516)
Faculty, Staff and Guest insurance is provided at no cost to the department. Student
insurance will be charged to the cost center entered in my trips. Risk Management
will contact departments with registered student travel at the end of each fiscal
year to make arrangements for payment.
We realize that trips abroad are sometimes last minute, but there needs to be documentation of travel approval on record for the insurance and travel assistance services to be in effect.
Faculty, Staff and Students traveling abroad should download the International SOS App or print the LSU-specific insurance card below. While this card does not have the traveler’s name on it, it will serve as the insurance card and is designed to provide the traveler’s coverage. Employees or Student group leaders may also request plastic cards to be delivered via campus mail. If specific proof of coverage is required for a visa application, please request a custom certificate of insurance.
- View example of the Travel Card.
- Download the International SOS Assistance App.
- International SOS Portal
- Summary of International SOS Services
- Summary of International Travel Accident Insurance
All travelers should review the security and medical assistance services available via International SOS along with information on travel destinations via the International SOS Portal.
In addition to utilizing International SOS travelers are encouraged to register with the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Once registered you will automatically receive the most current information the State Department compiles about the country where you will be traveling.
High Risk Travel
LSU monitors US State Department travel advisories. To mitigate the risk associated with travel to high risk regions, the university requires that all travel to countries and/or regions for which the U.S. Department of State has issued a travel advisory to be reviewed and approved by the International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC). Detailed information on the university’s policy on travel to high risk areas can be found in FASOP AS-18.
Any faculty member who intends to travel to an area for which a travel warning has been issued must first have that travel approved by the ITOC.
The request forms are:
AS295 - Request for Travel to Restricted Regions for Individual Travelers (students or faculty)
AS296 – Request for Travel to Restricted Regions for Student Study Trips
AS297 – Faculty and Staff Emergency Contact Form
If more assistance is needed please email Brian McGovern.