Health and Safety
Whether you are advising a study abroad student or leading a faculty-led program, we strongly encourage you to review the below links to become more familiar with health and safety topics prior to your student's or your program abroad.
- K-State Lafene Travel Clinic
- K-State Counseling Services
- U.S. Department of State
- International Travel Warnings and Alerts
- Country Profiles
- U.S. Embassy Information
- Emergency Assistance to Americans Abroad
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Overseas Security Advisory Council
- Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information Clearinghouse Project (SAFETI)
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
International Health Insurance
It is highly recommended that faculty or staff traveling abroad on KSU business obtain international health insurance, since many health insurance plans (including most of those offered by the State of Kansas) do not cover important costs that could be incurred while traveling abroad. These include Emergency Medical Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, a Family Assistance Benefit, a Bereavement Reunion Benefit, a Security Evacuation Benefit, and Worldwide Travel Assistance.
The Study Abroad Office is able to offer international health insurance coverage to faculty and staff (and their family members) traveling on KSU business. This provider has recently changed to United Healthcare Global. View the summary of benefits (pdf).
Faculty and staff interested in purchasing this international health insurance should complete the United Healthcare Global Enrollment Form (pdf) and submit it directly to United Healthcare Global. The form can be mailed to the address at the bottom of the form, or scanned and emailed to email@example.com. You should receive a confirmation email from United Healthcare Global, with your insurance ID card within 48 hours. If you do not receive it for any reason, please contact the KSU Study Abroad Office.
The cost of coverage for KSU faculty, staff and students is $8.92/week (any 7 day period), and is payable directly toUnited Healthcare Global. Payment can be made via the United Healthcare Global Enrollment Form (pdf) or by calling Insurance Services at Frontier MEDEX at 1-800-583-2595. Payment amounts for spouses and children can be found on the Enrollment Form.
To obtain additional valuable information about the policy, or health and safety in your destination of travel, faculty and staff are encouraged to create a United Healthcare Global Member Center account (pdf) and explore their resources online.
View a generic KSU insurance card (pdf). Upon completion of enrollment and payment for coverage, United Healthcare Global will email a personalized card to the insured.
Should you have any further questions about international health insurance coverage available to Kansas State University employees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-532-5990.