Insurance & Travel Abroad
Please familiarize yourself with the differences in how student insurance may be used, whether traveling abroad, on a vacation or as part of a College-sponsored study abroad program.
Oxy Study Abroad Programs
Students participating in Oxy Study Abroad are automatically enrolled in the mandatory student health insurance for the semester unless IPO determines that the program insurance meets college requirements. IPO will contact those students eligible to opt-out of the Oxy insurance.
Non-Oxy Study and Travel Abroad Programs
Students who travel abroad for non-Oxy study abroad programs or personal vacations cannot waive the student health insurance plan. Students seeking medical attention outside the United States will likely be asked to pay for any medical care at the time they receive it. The student must then seek reimbursement from United Healthcare upon returning to the United States.
Scholastic Emergency Services: Global Emergency Medical Assistance
Students insured by this plan with United Healthcare will be covered for repatriation of remains, emergency medical expense benefit, and travel assistance services through Scholastic Emergency Services (SES), the 24-hour worldwide assistance service. Please go to Gallagher Koster to review the student insurance brochure.
Whenever possible, students should get their prescriptions filled before they go abroad. Normally benefits are subject to supply limits (up to 31 days), however students can get a "travel override" for up to a six-month supply. Present your prescription, proof of travel and your United Health Allies ID cards to a Medco pharmacy. If you do not use a network pharmacy, you will be responsible for paying the full cost for the prescription.
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