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Personal staff travel is eligible for great UC coverage, rates

UC employees and students traveling on official university business have long benefited from great travel insurance. Now UC staff can also purchase comparable coverage at highly competitive rates for their own personal travel outside the United States.

The UC Personal Travel Program provides convenient coverage and valuable travel assistance services — including travel cancellation coverage and real-time alerts — for UCOP employees to purchase for themselves, their families and traveling companions when traveling outside the United States.

Coverage provides emergency medical services, including accident and sickness benefits, emergency medical and security evacuation, replacement of prescription medication and eyeglasses, pre-travel resources and other valuable travel assistance services. Also available is a trip cancellation benefit of up to $2,000 in the event your trip must be canceled.

There are three plan options providing a range of coverage benefits for as little as $21.20 per week. You can also register your itinerary to receive customized real-time alerts covering entry/exit, security, health, transportation, culture, language, environment, financial, communication and legal concerns for more than 580 cities and 230 countries.

Go to the Risk Services Personal Travel Program website to find a full description of the coverage and premium rates, access the brochure and enroll. For more on travel assistance for official business travel, check the UC traveler insurance coverage site.

As with any commercial travel insurance, the traveler is responsible for paying the premium, arranging for any travel assistance services and resolving any claim or coverage issues directly with the insurance carrier.

UC’s Office of Risk Services developed the program in conjunction with ACE USA, UC’s travel insurance carrier. For assistance with the enrollment process, please contact the ACE USA Enrollment Services Department at or call 888-293-9229 Ext. 600.

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