Other Insurance Products
Gallagher, the international insurance provider, offers optional insurance coverage in addition to the mandatory international insurance.
The information on this page is provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement, an approval, or a recommendation by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign of any of the products, services or opinions regarding a general insurance product or of a specific organization. These insurance products must be purchased directly through the provider. If you decide to purchase this coverage, you are responsible for the costs of the insurance. You should closely review the plan benefits, requirements, conditions, and cost. The university makes no representations or warranties of any kind in relation to the analysis, information or services provided by any insurance provider.
Trip Interruption & Cancellation Insurance
University travelers may consider purchasing trip cancellation and/or trip interruption insurance for university or personal travel. This insurance can reduce the financial risk associated with travel.
Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance typically provides reimbursement for last-minute cancellations due to sickness, severe weather, or even security risks. During travel it can provide coverage for travel delays, missed connections, lost/stolen baggage, early departures due to unforeseen personal events, extended in-country stays due to COVID-19, and more. It also includes optional add-on benefits (at higher cost) of Cancel For Any Reason and Interruption For Any Reason (CFAR/IFAR) where travelers have the option to cancel or interrupt their trip for any reason whatsoever and it would be covered by the insurance.
The university does not provide this kind of insurance, but it can be purchased independently. Several options for trip cancellation and/or trip interruption are available online. If interested, travelers can purchase coverage from any provider.
Before purchasing, travelers should compare insurance benefits and cost. Travelers should understand the covered reasons for cancellation and/or interruption in the basic plan; adding CFAR/IFAR will cover any reason at 75% reimbursement. Cost is usually based on total program costs to be insured, traveler’s age, and trip duration. If you consider purchasing trip interruption and cancellation insurance, with or without the CFAR/IFAR option, make sure you know the following for your travel or program:
- What is and is not covered – specifically in relation to COVID-19 and pandemics since not all trip interruption and cancellation insurance cover COVID-19 or pandemic diseases.
- Your airline’s flight cancellation refund policy.
- Your program’s cancellation and refund policies.
- The terms of your housing contract, the cost of housing, and when deposits and expenses are owed for your housing.
International Safety and Security has identified an option for supplemental travel insurance. Gallagher’s Worldwide Trip Protector plan through Travel Insured International provides trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance and can work with university travelers or those on independent or personal travel.
For more information on Gallagher’s Worldwide Trip Protector plan, please review:
- the Gallagher Travel Insurance Program Flyer (PDF),
- the Gallagher Travel Insurance Enrollment Summary (PDF), and the
- Gallagher Worldwide Trip Protector Travel Insurance website to request a quote ask additional questions on coverage, or explore alternative plans. You may contact customer service on the top right of the homepage via email, live chat, or telephone.
For Gallagher’s Worldwide Trip Protector plan, travelers must enroll within 21 days of receiving a non-refundable bill for a coverable expense to be eligible for the Cancel For Any Reason and Interruption For Any Reason (CFAR/IFAR) benefits. Make sure you know important payment due dates for your program, including any potential program deposits, program fee payments, housing deposits, and airfare payments.
Note: These links to trip cancellation and/or trip interruption insurance providers are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement, an approval, or a recommendation by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign of any of the products, services or opinions regarding a general insurance product or of a specific organization. You are not required to purchase trip cancellation and/or trip interruption coverage to participate in university-sponsored travel. If you decide to purchase this coverage, you are responsible for the costs of the insurance. You should closely review the plan benefits, requirements, conditions, and cost. The university makes no representations or warranties of any kind in relation to the analysis, information or services provided by any insurance provider.
Leisure Travel Insurance
This policy provides coverage in certain areas that your standard U.S. insurance plan may not while traveling abroad. This includes, but is not limited to, coverage for:
- Trip cancellation, interruption, or delay;
- Emergency medical expenses or evacuation;
- Lost luggage, and more.
Personal Property Insurance
This policy covers losses that a homeowner's policy may not. This includes, but is not limited to, coverage for damage to:
- Computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices;
- Books or clothes, and
- Covered damages resulting from theft, water, earthquake, vandalism or accidental damage.
Plan highlights include:
- Low deductibles;
- Worldwide coverage;
- Full 12-month policy period, and more.
- Optional Personal Liability (Civil Liability) coverage for $100,000 and more.
University Property Insurance
University property is automatically insured, but with a $500,000 deductible. This insurance should not be relied upon for traveling computers due to the high deductible.
The university offers a Computer Insurance Plan that can cover computers and other electronic equipment. This coverage is not automatic. Colleges, departments or units must contact Risk Management if they want to participate in this plan.
As a reminder, international insurance does not cover travel outside of the established program dates and we strongly encourage all travelers to be insured for the duration of their travel.