International Travel Assistance & Insurance Program

The University of New Hampshire provides an Emergency Travel Assistance Service and Travel Insurance Program to students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on University-related activities. If you experience a medical emergency or security/natural disaster crisis, need a medical referral, lose your medication, or want to consult experts for pre-travel advice, UNH has a fully integrated program in place to insure you receive the care and expertise you need, whenever and wherever you need it.

Services--International SOS

International SOS is the premier international services provider, who will be there for you when emergency medical, personal, travel, legal, and security assistance services are needed when traveling abroad on UNH-related activities. One phone call connects you to the International SOS Network of multi-lingual staff trained to help resolve these issues. Services range from telephone advice and referrals to full-scale medical evacuations by private air ambulance. The International SOS Network of critical care and aero medical specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from their Alarm Centers around the world.

International SOS’s global security network is designed to assist in managing the complex issues of people, information, communications, and transportation during a threatening emergency situation. Since its founding in 1974, International SOS has performed thousands of evacuations and repatriations. Through the years International SOS also has developed the expertise necessary to provide service in remote areas of the world.

Please go to the International SOS UNH membership page for full details and to download the International SOS App. You can also view a video on their services.

Insurance--University Health Plans (UHP)

UNH has worked with its insurance broker, University Health Plans, to establish a unique international insurance program with Nationwide Life Insurance Company for UNH faculty, staff and students abroad on UNH-related activities, which works in concert with International SOS. This insurance program is primary in all cases, and because of the special relationship between International SOS and the Plan Administrators, emergency management and health care decision-making is simplified.

It is recommended that you read the full Evidence of Benefits to know all coverage details, definitions and exclusions.

You can get an overview by reading the Summary of Benefits.

If you are traveling with a spouse or dependents or adding leisure travel to your University-related activity, you can purchase the same coverage for your family members or for your extended travel directly from University Health Plans and International SOS. You can also purchase travel cancellation or trip interruption coverage. Please click on the links to the left for information and instructions.

UNH recommends that all travelers maintain their domestic coverage to insure continuation of coverage and care upon returning to the U.S.