Business Travel Accident Plan
The University maintains a business travel insurance policy that provides worldwide coverage for accidental death or dismemberment while an employee is traveling on official University business. To obtain a summary description of the plan or for more information contact the Benefits Office, extension 2141.
International SOS provides worldwide travel assistance for all faculty, staff and students who travel abroad for research, for a University approved program, or through our study abroad programs. The services provided by International SOS range from telephone advice and referrals to full-scale evacuation by private air ambulance. The SOS network of multilingual specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from SOS Alarm Centers around the world.
You can access up-to-date reports on more than 170 countries worldwide on health issues, medical care and vaccination requirements via the International SOS website—your home page for travel health and safety information.
It is important to understand that, although International SOS will offer you travel, medical and security advice and services, as well as on-line access to information which many insurance companies do not offer, International SOS is NOT health insurance. Requests for reimbursement for medical care received while abroad should be submitted to your health insurance provider.
For students studying abroad, your first contact should always be with your sponsoring program. If you are traveling, and/or in a situation where you are not able to reach your contact for your sponsoring program, you should contact the Brown University Public Safety Office at 401-863-3322 or International SOS who will work to meet your needs immediately and will contact the University’s on-call staff in the United States while coordinating services with Brown University.
Please be aware that some of International SOS’s services carry additional charges. Should you request a service which has an additional charge, International SOS will inform you in advance and will require a credit card number in order to activate the service. If, in the event of an emergency, Brown University provides the financial guarantee to International SOS on your behalf, the University will bill you for this charge upon receipt of the actual amount by ISOS. Please know that such charges may not be billed until after you return from the trip abroad.
Should you have any questions about the coverage, please call 401-863-9481 or visit the International SOS web site.
Important Federal Regulations for International Travel:
Anyone traveling to an embargoed country may be subject to Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. These Regulations affect nearly all transactions with those countries without regard to content or purpose. For a complete list of embargoed countries and prohibited transactions, click here.
The International SOS website Country Guides section entitled "Embassies and Consulates" also provides information regarding entry and departure requirements as well as prohibited imports and exports.