UC traveler insurance coverage

The university has arranged for employees and students traveling on official university business to be covered for a wide variety of accidents and incidents while away from the campus or primary workplace.

  • Regents, faculty, staff, or any person designated by UC while traveling at the direction and approval of UC. Coverage can also be provided to a spouse/domestic partner, dependent(s), and traveling companions when traveling with them; their travel should be registered.
  • Students can also be covered while participating in UC sponsored and supervised off-campus activities both domestically and abroad. Registration is required for activities taking place out of state and in foreign countries.

This broad coverage includes medical care and evacuation, loss of personal property (UC employees only), extraction for political and weather related reasons, and more.

General trip insurance information

Enrolling in UC trip insurance

Arrangements made through Connexxus are automatically enrolled, except for Southwest Air; for Southwest or reservations made outside Connexxus, you must register your trip.

Register your trip with UC Away Link

If travel reservations are made by an agency outside the Connexxus Travel program or for Southwest Air for Connexxus (Southwest) then trip registration is required for University related trips out of state and to foreign countries. (See the "UC Away tutorial" link on this page for a video tutorial in using the UC Away travel registration system.)

UC Away tutorial Link

This video tutorial demonstrates how to register travel using UC Away.

Travel insurance coverage questions

For questions regarding coverage call (510) 987-9832, M-F 8:00-5:00 or leave a voicemail. For technical support/issues regarding the website call (530) 638-3375 or send an email to erm@ucop.edu

UC Trip Planner Link

Getting ready to plan a trip? Not sure how to reduce risks and where to find suggestions from experts? Go to UC Trip Planner for resources, travel tips and things to consider before you travel.

United Healthcare Global Intelligence Portal

United Healthcare Global, our travel assistance provider, offers travelers access to location based medical intelligence. Visit the website and create an account, giving you access to detailed travel, medical and security information. Travelers on the go can also access this key destination intelligence via the Mobile Global Intelligence Center App.

How to create a UHCG Member Account Link | Mobile Global Intelligence Center Guide Link

Multinational travel accident insurance PDF

Presentation by the ACE Group.

UC Personal Travel Program

Now you can purchase UC Business Travel Program benefits for your own personal travel through the UC Personal Travel Program!

Proof of Insurance to Acquire a Visa

Specific information should be provided and emailed to obtain proof of insurance to acquire a visa for travel.

Employee resources & claims

Student resources & claims

Travel assistance actually provided to UC

Travel assessments

U.S. State Department website Link

Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts can be found. Up to date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States, or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. State Department Travel Safety website Link

Contains helpful precautions to minimize the chance of becoming a victim of terrorism and also provides other safety tips for Americans traveling overseas.

U.S. State Department Safe Trip Abroad publication Link

Travel tips to help you avoid serious difficulties during your time abroad.

U.S. State Department travel registration website Link

American citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Overseas Security Advisory Council Link

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State.