Foreign Travel Insurance - Faculty Led Study Abroad

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) works with the CSURMA Program Administrators to obtain the CSU’s mandatory foreign travel insurance coverage. Coverage includes but is not limited to emergency medical care, medical evacuation, legal assistance, etc.  Assistance is available 24-hours a day and 7-days a week worldwide.

Administrators, faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally on university business or academic programs are required by the CSU to obtain foreign travel insurance through Enterprise Risk Management. The CSU's Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) covers activities, including, but not limited to, academic coursework, field research, attendance at professional conferences and meetings, teaching, and other University-related work and activities.

Approval for international travel is required.  Approval is obtained by completing an online Concur Travel Request (for Faculty and Staff), or a Request for Authorization to Travel/Travel Advance form (for students and group travel requests).  This completed request/form, together with the completed Request for Foreign Travel Insurance form, is submitted for approval online through Concur or by emailing to Enterprise Risk Management at riskmgmt@sfsu.edu (or via DocuSign) for UCorp funded requests.  When appropriate travel approval and foreign travel insurance are not obtained, international travel is considered unauthorized and the university's insurance coverage will not be extended to the traveler nor will travel expenses be reimbursed. 

Faculty and staff obtain international travel approval online through Concur Travel Request, SF State's travel management system. Each fully approved Concur Travel Request is forwarded to ERM from Travel Services for foreign travel insurance processing.  For questions regarding Concur Travel Request reimbursement/policy, contact Travel Services at (415) 338-2808 or email at concur@sfsu.edu  Additional information is available on the Financial Services, Travel website.

If requesting travel to a "high hazard" or "war risk" country as designated by CSURMA, please first consult with Enterprise Risk Management prior to submitting the Request for Travel to High-Risk Country form. If faculty or staff is submitting an individual travel request to one of these countries, attach this form to the Concur Travel Request with the Request for Foreign Travel Insurance form.  Chancellor’s Office approval is required for all travel to war-risk countries. Foreign Travel Insurance coverage is available for most destinations except for countries on which trade or economic sanctions have been imposed by the laws or regulations of the United States of America.

Non-employee travelers (i.e. students, volunteers, etc.) are required to complete the Release of Liability packet.  Volunteers also must be formally appointed as volunteers through Human Resources by completing the Request to Appoint Volunteer form. These completed forms must be submitted with the other required travel documentation for international travel and submitted to ERM.

For Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program, contact Isabel Seiden in the College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE) at iseiden@sfsu.edu 

Note:  FTIP forms will not be accepted in ERM for this program.  Submit all forms to CPaGE. 

For reference, the FTIP checklist is available here

 

 

 

 

Rates are subject to change depending on the dates of travel and the foreign destination.

  • Trips 1-15 days: $60.00 per traveler/per trip
  • Trips 16-31 days: $75.00 per traveler/per trip
  • Trips 32-90 days: $140.00 per traveler/per trip
  • Trips over 90 days - Email Enterprise Risk Management staff at amarica@sfsu.edu

 

FY2024/25 Premiums (Travel dates between 7/1/24-6/30/25)

# Days Premium Per Participant / Per Trip
1-15 $ 60.00
16-31 $ 80.00
31-90 $ 145.00
91-180 $ 275.00
181-270 $  335.00
271-364 $  520.00
365+ Email Enterprise Risk Management at jle@sfsu.edu or amarica@sfsu.edu

Chubb Travel Assistance Program 

24-Hour Access
1-855-327-1414  Toll-Free
1-630-694-9764  Direct Dial

Medassist-usa@axa-assistance.us

Visit www.acetravelassistance.net for access to global threat assessments and location-based intelligence.

In the event medical assistance, medical emergency, travel assistance, and/or security assistance are needed, the SF State University participant should contact the Travel Assist provider to initiate assistance.

New Crisis24 International Travel Risk Management Partnership

 

The California State University has teamed up with Crisis24 to provide our international travelers with access to up-to-the-minute, destination-specific health, security, and safety briefings for all travelers.

Upon completion of Enterprise Risk Management’s enrollment of international travel in the CSU’s Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP), each traveler will receive an email directly from Crisis-24 with details about the Crisis24 services including instructions for downloading the Worldcue app. Please follow the instructions to download the Worldcue app prior to departing on your trip. This will provide you with access to valuable Worldcue safety and security utilities such as:

  • Hotline Button: Use this button to connect directly with AXA's 24x7 Hotline Center in the event of an incident.
  • Check-in Button: Use this button to confirm your location and safety OR to communicate your safety during a dynamic security event (i.e., terrorist attack, tornado, tsunami, shooting).
  • Crisis Button: Use this button if you need immediate assistance and cannot speak on the phone. Defer to the Hotline button if you are able.
  • Pushed Intelligence Alerts: Relevant intel pushed to you based on your itinerary. You can adjust the level of alerts in your profile settings once activated. Please reach out to Enterprise Risk Management at riskmgmt@sfsu.edu if you have any questions about these services now being provided by Crisis-24 to our international travelers.

Please reach out to Enterprise Risk Management at riskmgmt@sfsu.edu if you have any questions about these services now being provided by Crisis-24 to our international travelers.

These countries are categorized as Level 3 (reconsider travel) on the U.S. Department of State's travel advisory list.  Traveling to these countries requires approval from the Campus President or her designee, and has a higher insurance premium.

Algeria Egypt Lebanon Sierra Leone
Angola Ethiopia Liberia Somalia
Bahrain Guinea-Bissau Libya South Sudan
Bosnia & Herzegovina Haiti Mali Sudan
Burundi India Niger Turkey
Cambodia Indonesia Nigeria Uganda
Central African Republic Iraq Northern Ireland Venezuela
Colombia Israel Pakistan West Bank & Gaza
Cote d'Ivoire Kosovo Peru Yemen
Cuba (OFAC) Kuwait   Zimbabwe
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Kyrgyz Republic    

 

FY2024/25 CSURMA High Hazard Countries (effective 7/1/24-6/30/25)

Algeria Cuba (OFAC & Itinerary needed, trips under 30 days) Liberia Peru
Angola Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Libya Philippines
Bahrain Egypt Mali Sierra Leone
Bosnia & Herzegovina Ethiopia Mauritania Somalia
Burkina Faso Guinea-Bissau Moldova South Sudan
Burma (Myannmar) Haiti Morroco (Western Sahara ONLY) Sudan
Burundi India Mozambique Tajikistan
Cambodia Indonesia Niger Thailand (Patani, Yala,
Songkhala &
Narathiwat Provinces
ONLY)
Cameroon Iraq Nigeria Turkey
Central African Republic Kosovo Northern Ireland Uganda
Chad Kuwait Papua New Guinea Venezuela
Colombia Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) Pakistan Zimbabwe
Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast      

 

Revised 6/20/24

Traveling to these countries requires approval from the Chancellor of the CSU and the Campus President, and has a higher insurance premium.

Afghanistan
Burma (Myannmar)
Iran (OFAC)
Syria

There are no coverage for these countries.

Belarus
North Korea
Russia
Ukraine

 

FY2024/25 Countries effective 7/1/24-6/30/25

Traveling to these countries requires approval from the Chancellor of the CSU and the Campus President, and has a higher insurance premium.

Afghanistan
Iran (OFAC Affadavit & Itinerary needed, trips under 30 days)
Syria
Yemen

There are no insurance coverages for these countries.

Belarus Lebanon Russia West Bank & Gaza
Israel North Korea Ukraine  

 

Revised 6/20/24

For questions on the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

Contact:  Isabel Seiden

Department:  College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE)

Email:  iseiden@sfsu.edu

 

Note:  FTIP forms will not be accepted in ERM for this program.  Submit all forms to CPaGE. 

For reference, the FTIP checklist is available here

 

For questions on the FTIP forms:

Primary Contact:  Joanna Le

Department:  Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) 

Email:  jle@sfsu.edu

 

Contact:  Aimee Arica

Department:  Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) 

Email:  amarica@sfsu.edu