All students participating in a USD semester or short-term study abroad program are covered by international health insurance through ACE/EuropAssist. This insurance functions mainly through reimbursement (if the costs are low). There is NO deductible per illness/injury. An outline of the ACE/EuropAssist medical insurance policy will be provided to all students participating a study abroad program, along with an identification card and claim form. The ACE/EuropeAssist travel assistance program is considered supplemental coverage and CANNOT be used to waive out of the sponsored USD Student Health Insurance Plan.
NOTE FOR STUDENTS ON USD'S DOMESTIC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN: All full-time students who are usually covered in San Diego on USD's domestic student health insurance plan will also remain need to be remain enrolled in the USD domestic student health insurance plan while they are studying abroad. If you have questions about this requirement, visit the USD Student Health Insurance Requirement website to learn more or e-mail the USD Wellness Area at email@example.com.
NOTE: International students at USD who are studying abroad on an approved USD program that takes place in their home country are not covered by the ACE/EuropeAssist policy. It is the students' responsibility to obtain full coverage insurance. For more information, we highly recommend that these students contact Greg Grassi, Associate Director of International Students and Scholars.
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:
1-800-758-5417 FREE toll free in the USA or Canada
1-240-330-1466 collect outside of the USA
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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