SIT Study Abroad automatically purchases accident, health and repatriation insurance for all participants. Students may elect to maintain their own health insurance policies in addition to the SIT insurance, or to purchase additional insurance if they choose. Check with your health insurance company or home school for details.
The SIT Study Abroad program fee includes health insurance designed to cover the cost of medical care necessitated by sickness or accidents which occur during the official program period (including one day before and one day after the conclusion of the program). The insurance is in effect even when treatment occurs after these dates, subject to the terms of coverage. In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, the highest quality medical care will be arranged, subject to the terms of the coverage. If necessary, the coverage facilitates medical evacuation of students from the country.
For details about this insurance coverage, read the Description of Coverage (PDF).
The SIT insurance coverage includes access to a 24-hour emergency assistance network. This multilingual service can help locate medical treatment and coordinate with doctors and hospitals, while confirming health insurance coverage and arranging settlement of bills. It can also help on legal matters, emergency medical evacuation, replacement of stolen passports or tickets, and other general assistance.
All students should print the insurance ID Card (PDF) and carry a copy with them at all times. Other copies should be stored in a safe place, and SIT Study Abroad recommends leaving a copy with someone at home.
In Case of an Emergency
If you are in need of these services, contact:
ACE USA Travel ASSISTance Services®
Toll Free from within the USA and Canada: 1-800-243-6124
Outside the USA or Canada call direct or collect: 202-659-7803
There is 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage. Identify yourself with Policy Number GLMN04965619, or mention World Learning.
Filing a Health Insurance Claim
If you need to make a claim on the SIT-provided health insurance policy, you may use the Insurance Claim Form (PDF). For questions about claims contact:
Administrative Concepts, Inc.
994 Old Eagle School Road
Wayne, PA 19087-1802
The Policy Number is GLMN04965619.
SIT also provides baggage insurance. If you need to make a claim for lost or stolen personal effects please use the following form.
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