Medical, Political Security and Natural Disaster Evacuation Coverage

Blanket Coverage for UNL Personnel Traveling Abroad

On February 1, 2015, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln secured blanket international travel coverage for all faculty and staff who travel outside the country on UNL business with the correct visa.

This program is with GeoBlue Traveler and provides medical coverage, medical evacuation, assistance in locating doctors abroad, aid in finding equivalent medications abroad, and many additional services. To review the program  and register go to https://geo-blue.com/.  Click Register, then enter the UNL group access code:  QHG9999UNLBT.  Once registered you will be able to print an ID card required for traveling out of the country.

The insurance program includes Political Security and Natural Disaster Evacuation Services and will pay for specified costs of emergency evacuation under certain conditions for faculty and staff traveling on University business with the correct visa. This plan is through Drum Cussac (DRUM).  In an emergency security situation or declared natural disaster, DRUM will arrange and pay for an emergency evacuation by any appropriate means consistent with the member’s health and safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   Are there steps I need to take prior to my overseas trip in order to obtain these coverages?

A.    Yes.  University travelers should access the GeoBlue Professional website at www.geo-blue.com, and register for an identification card by using the group access code listed above.  This ID card will contain the phone numbers and contacts needed in times of a medical emergency, political unrest, or natural disaster emergencies.  A phone app is also available to provide access to ID card contents.

Q.   Do I need a second ID card for the political security and natural disaster coverages?

A.    No.  Travelers need only obtain the ID card from GeoBlue Professional.  Coordination of other evacuation coverages is arranged through GeoBlue.

Q.   If a family member accompanies me on the University sponsored trip, will there be any evacuation coverage for them?

A.    Medical evacuation coverage is available for purchase through GeoBlue. Natural Disaster and Political Unrest evacuation coverage is not available.

International Traveler's Guide to University Faculty, Staff and Family Member Coverage

 

Official   University Travel

Personal   Travel

 

UNL   Faculty
& Staff*

Family   Members

UNL   Faculty
& Staff*

Family   Members

Medical Evacuation

Insured by UNL

Available for   purchase**

Available for   purchase**

Available for   purchase**

Natural Disaster & Political Unrest Evacuation

 

Insured by UNL

Not available
through UNL

Not available
through UNL

Not available
through UNL

*Graduate and undergraduate students must register in the International Travel Registry for Students (ITRS), managed by the UNL Education Abroad Office, to obtain the GeoBlue insurance coverage. The blanket University evacuation insurance does not cover students.

**GeoBlue Voluntary or Individual policy provides medical coverage, medical evacuation, along with assistance in locating doctors, finding equivalent medications and many additional services. (888)-412-6403 or customerservice@geo-blue.com

**Air Ambulance medical evacuation insurance provides one year of coverage for University faculty, staff and their dependents for $195.00.  Air Ambulance does not cover natural disaster/political unrest evacuation or medical coverage.  (205)-297-0060 or http://airambulancecard.com/unl

GeoBlue Member Guide
GeoBlue website
Drum Cussac Services
Air Ambulance Card