Travel Assistance, Evacuation & Repatriation
UnitedHealthcare Global: Global Emergency Services
If you are a student insured with this insurance plan, you and your insured spouse and insured minor child(ren) are eligible for UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Services. The requirements to receive these services are as follows:
International Students, insured spouse and insured minor child(ren): you are eligible to receive UnitedHealthcare Global services worldwide, except in your home country.
Domestic Students, insured spouse and insured minor child(ren): you are eligible for UnitedHealthcare Global services when 100 miles or more away from your campus address or 100 miles or more away from your permanent home address or while participating in a Study Abroad program.
The Assistance and Evacuation Benefits and related services are not meant to be used in lieu of or replace local emergency services such as an ambulance requested through emergency 911 telephone assistance. All services must be arranged and provided by UnitedHealthcare Global; any services not arranged by UnitedHealthcare Global will not be considered for payment. If the condition is an emergency, you should go immediately to the nearest physician or hospital without delay and then contact the 24-hour Emergency Response Center. UnitedHealthcare Global will then take the appropriate action to assist you and monitor your care until the situation is resolved.
Key Assistance Benefits include:
- Emergency Evacuation
- Dispatch of Doctors/Specialists
- Medical Repatriation
- Transportation After Stabilization
- Transportation to Join a Hospitalized Insured Person
- Return of Minor Children
- Repatriation of Remains
Also includes additional assistance services to support your medical needs while away from home or campus. Check your certificate of coverage for details, descriptions and program exclusions and limitations.
To access services please refer to the phone number on your ID Card or access My Account and select My Benefits/Additional Benefits/UHC Global Emergency Services.
When calling the UnitedHealthcare Global Operations Center, please be prepared to provide:
- Caller’s name, telephone and (if possible) fax number, and relationship to the patient;
- Patient’s name, age, sex, and UnitedHealthcare Global ID Number as listed on the back of your Medical ID Card
- Description of the patient’s condition;
- Name, location, and telephone number of hospital, if applicable;
- Name and telephone number of the attending physician; and
- Information of where the physician can be immediately reached.
All medical expenses related to hospitalization and treatment costs incurred should be submitted to UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company for consideration and are subject to all Policy benefits, provisions, limitations, and exclusions. All assistance and evacuation benefits and related services must be arranged and provided by UnitedHealthcare Global. Claims for reimbursement of services not provided by UnitedHealthcare Global will not be accepted. A full description of the benefits, services, exclusions and limitations may be found in your certificate of coverage.