Medical 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. Many of our study abroad programs have the cost of international health insurance built into the program and the coverage offered is sufficient to waive the mandatory AJG policy. Your study abroad advisor will inform you during your Program Advising Appointment if you need to purchase the AJG policy.

Please note that this international health insurance policy is not eligible to waive Campus Care while you are abroad. You are still required by UIC to be covered by domestic major medical health insurance while abroad. If you have questions about this, please talk to your study abroad advisor or contact CampusCare at 1 (312) 996-0019.

Faculty and staff whose travel is funded by the university or on university connected business are required to enroll in the AJG policy for the duration of their travel at no expense to the faculty or staff member. See below for enrollment details.

Independent travel outside of your official program dates (e.g. extended stay or early arrivals) is not covered by the university policy. The AJG policy also does not cover accompanying family members who are not dependents, or friends not traveling on university business. For these situations, AJG offers an alternate policy. Information can be accessed here.