System Office of Risk Services

FOR TRAVELERS

The U.S Department of State maintains an excellent website, http://travel.state.gov/, containing information for students abroad, entry/exit requirements, travel warnings and alerts, crises planning, health and medical information, accessibility for the disabled, and a multitude of other facts and resources.   At a minimum, students and employees traveling to foreign countries should access the site for current travel advisories prior to departure.

In addition, following is a link to the International Resource Center which was built in partnership between the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The Center contains a wealth of information geared towards higher ed including cash management, finance, human resources, legal, research compliance, and risk management: http://irc.nacubo.org/Pages/default.aspx

On this page, you will find UA resources for your travel safety and security.

Procedures, Guides and Checklists

     A Safety Guide
    
Emergency Plan Form
    
Planning and Resources

Insurance

  The following coverages are by application only:

  The following are automatic coverages applicable to UA employees:

Worldwide Travel Assistance Services

These services, available under two policies (Travel Accident & Foreign Liability) are automatic conditioned upon the appropriate authorization for University of Alaska employee travel.

Travel Accident policy assistance services:

Assistance Services - Call 1-800-626-2427 inside the U.S. or collect 0-713-267-2525 if outside the U.S.:

Pre-Travel Assistance

o Advice on required and recommended immunizations
o Health information and precautions for medically remote or underserved areas
o Information for handicapped or disabled travelers
o Help in arranging special medical services needed while traveling

Medical Emergency Services

o Worldwide, 24-hour medical location service
o Medical case monitoring, arrange communication between patient, family, physicians, employer, consulate, etc.
o Medical transportation arrangements
o Emergency message service for medical situations

Legal Assistance

o Arranging contact with a local English-speaking attorney
o Worldwide, 24-hour contact for non-criminal legal emergencies
o Legal referral to help you locate a consular official or attorney

Travel Assistance

o Worldwide, 24-hour telephone contact for advice on handling losses and delays
o Help with lost passports, tickets and documents
o Advice on filing travel-related claims
o Arrange shipments of forgotten, lost or stolen items
o Relay emergency messages

Emergency Evacuation
Repatriation of Remains

Foreign Liability policy assistance services:

Call toll free (800) 766-8206 from within the USA or Canada.
Call collect (202) 659-7777 if you are outside the USA or Canada

Employee ID Cards and Passport Stickers are available through by contacting the System Office of Risk Services in Fairbanks.
 

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