Health Insurance for Studying Abroad
All students participating on Semester, Year, or ICA Goucher programs will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan tailored to meet the needs of study abroad students. Students on Goucher semester programs and Goucher ICAs will be billed accordingly. The insurance carrier is Chubb.
Students will receive information about how to use the health insurance policy from the Office of Global Education prior to departure for study abroad.
Chubb Study Abroad Insurance
The Goucher College Student Coverage Description (PDF) gives all the details of coverage, including explanation of benefits, exclusions, and definitions. For questions regarding specific benefits or coverage, contact Administrative Concepts, Inc. (ACI) at 1-888-293-9229 (from inside the U.S.) or 610-293-9229 (from outside the U.S.)
Your Travel Assistance ID card (PDF) contains information about contacting Chubb’s travel assistance services, including medical evacuation, repatriation, or other assistance services. You can access non-emergency services at Chubb’s Travel Assistance Website. You will need your username and password (shown on your Travel Assistance ID card).
Goucher College international health coverage covers students for an additional 15 days after the end of their program. If you wish to further extend your international health insurance coverage, you can purchase a policy through Roam Right at a very low rate.
Faculty & Staff
Faculty and staff traveling on behalf of official college business are also covered by Chubb insurance. For more details, see the faculty and staff member insurance policy summary (PDF).
In the Event of an Emergency
In the event of an emergency call Chubb’s Travel Assistance Services immediately:
- 24-Hour Access
- 1-855-327-1414 Toll-Free
- 1-630-694-9764 Direct Dial
Maintain Existing Domestic Coverage
All Goucher students are required to carry a primary domestic insurance policy as mandated by Goucher College. Students are required to maintain their domestic primary insurance in the United States and should NOT terminate their existing coverage; if a student were to experience health problems abroad and were required to return early to the US, that student might be prohibited from reenrolling in their health insurance program because of a pre-existing medical condition, and would be without coverage.
What to Take With You While Abroad
Goucher students should always bring copies of proof of any medical insurance (domestic or other) while abroad. In addition, any student enrolled in a study abroad program through Goucher College should print and take these documents with you for the duration of the study abroad program:
- Travel Assistance ID Card (PDF)
- Goucher College Student Coverage Description (PDF)
- Goucher College Faculty Coverage Description (PDF)
To Make a Claim
In the event of accident or injury, instructions on how to make a claim to ACI can be found here. Please follow instructions to set up an account and have the information found on the Insurance ID Card ready to be entered.