For international travel insurance: Your department must complete a pre-trip travel authorization for you and you need to register your trip in the International Travelers Abroad Database (https://travelregistry.msu.edu/). When that is done, you will be automatically enrolled for international medical insurance and evacuation coverage (provided by HTH Worldwide) at no cost to you when traveling on University business or as a part of official University programs.
The HTH Worldwide insurance product for non-study abroad international travelers is called “GeoBlue Traveler”. Since many travelers feel more comfortable with an ID card in their hands that is easily accomplished by going to www.geo-blue.com and clicking on “Register” (the MSU Group Access Code is: QHG9999MSUBT). This step will enable travelers to print their ID card in advance, review HTH’s large network of global medical providers, look at claim procedures and become familiar with the online and mobile tools available to them. If travelers would like to purchase separate travel coverage at their own expense for an accompanying spouse or dependents, they can get a quote through HTH Worldwide at www.hthtravelinsurance.com or by calling 1-888-243-2358.
To protect health, travelers should also verify whether they need preventive vaccinations or medications that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Certain vaccinations may be required by destination countries. The Travel Clinic located in Olin Health Center can provide these services, as does the Ingham County Health Department and other Travel clinics outside of the Mid-Michigan area.
In case of an emergency, the first step in the notification process is always for the traveler in need to call the 24/7 International Assistance Line at 1-517-353-3784. Once the call is received, the MSU International emergency response structure is activated to provide the appropriate resources.