International Health Insurance
The University of Illinois system has negotiated a policy for all its campuses with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG). The AJG policy is designed for students, faculty, and staff who are going abroad for study, research, or other official UIC business.
For students applying to go abroad through the Study Abroad Office, international health insurance is mandatory. AJG is the default policy unless proof can be provided that the student has coverage under a policy with equal or better benefits.
The AJG is not intended to cover acccompanying family members, or friends not traveling to university business. For these situations please contact AJG for an alternate policy. The cost of insurance is based on how long you plan to be out of the country. Please refer to the table below to see the cost of coverage per the amount of days abroad.
|Length of Program||Cost of Insurance*|
|Up to 15 days||$14.56|
|More than 15 days up to 45 days||$26.47|
|More than 45 days up to 75 days||$59.56|
|More than 75 days up to 195 days||$119.12|
|More than 195 days up to 315 days||$264.72|
|More than 315 days up to 365 days||$316.67|
*Prices are subject to change.
For students who are studying abroad through the Study Abroad Office, you will receive your program dates at the pre-departure orientation. You should use these dates for your insurance policy. AJG offers the option of enrolling online through a self-enroll portal. You must create an account to enroll. Upon enrollment you will have access to the insurance brochure, claim forms, and insurance card.
Enrollment is a quick and easy process
For medical referrals, evacuation, repatriation or other services please call ACE Travel Assistance Program at 1-855-327-1414 (Toll-Free) 1-630-694-9764 (Direct Dial). You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many hospitals or medical centers may require payment at the time of service. If this occurs, you will be responsible for contacting AJG for reimbursement. You must contact AJG directly for any claims for medical expenses. If you are hospitalized, please contact AXA Assistance USA so that they may contact the hospital on your behalf and try to arrange for direct payment.