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International Insurance

Chartis International Medical Insurance

All students participating in a USD sponsored, affiliated or exchange study abroad program are covered by international health insurance through ACE EUROPASSIST insurance. This insurance functions mainly through reimbursement (if the costs are low).  There is also a $100 deductible.  An outline of the ACE/EuropAssist medical insurance policy will be provided to all students participating in one of its study abroad programs, along with an identification card and claim form.

Students should feel free to contact ACE/EuropAssist if:

  • You require a referral to a hospital or doctor
  • You are hospitalized
  • You need to be evacuated or repatriated for medical or security reasons
  • You need to guarantee payment for medical expenses
  • You experience local communication problems and need a translator and interpreter

In the event that a student needs to seek medical attention or has a medical emergency while abroad, s/he is advised to follow these simple instructions:

  • Call ACE/EuropAssist (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at:
    • 1-240-330-1466 (if calling from outside the US- please feel free to call collect)
    • 1-800-758-5417 (if calling within US or Canada)
  • When calling, please have the following information:
    • Name of caller, phone no., fax no., relationship to patient
    • Patient's name, age, sex and policy number
    • A description of the patient's condition
    • Name, location, and telephone number of hospital
    • Name and telephone numbers for the treating doctor (where and when the doctor can be reached if known)
    • USD international insurance policy number (this is printed on the insurance card)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the USD International Studies Abroad Office by telephone at (619) 260-4598 or by email at: