Guidance on what help is available if you are affected by an overseas crisis
It’s not automatic and can be applied for using the online application.
Benefits of University Insurance
The main benefits of the policy are;
- £25m - Medical expenses (including evacuation and repatriation)
- £10,000 - Flight Cancellation/Curtailment
- £10,000 – Personal Baggage (including laptops, up to £1000)
- £5000 – Loss of money/credit cards
Employee personal travel insurance is unlikely to provide cover if the air fares are paid by the University (the policy holder must be the person incurring the cost).
If the trip is within the UK and involves an overnight stay and/or travel by air, then it’s worth taking out travel insurance for this trip.
The University travel policy has no pre existing medical exclusions, provided that the person traveling is fit and able to do so, is not travelling against the advice of their GP, is not travelling to seek medical addition and has sufficient supplies of any medication for the duration of the journey.
Some places are more hazardous than others so the Foreign & Commonwealth Travel website should be checked and if necessary, a travel risk assessment completed.
Online insurance application
Please use the online Insurance form to apply quickly and easily.
Emergency assistance provider for University staff and students during travel on University business:
Healix - +44 (0)1483 265696
You can also download the App – Healix Travel Oracle App – available from the App Store or Google App. Policy number (SZ29225182) is required to register.
University insurance policy, procedures and claim forms can be found on the Insurance Office SharePoint site.
Insurance Office SharePoint site
The University Insurers may require to see a copy of your authorised risk assessment form before insurance is confirmed – the Insurance Office will contact you directly if this is the case.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have published guidance in the event of an overseas crisis on the Gov.uk website
Gov.uk has published an extensive list of do's and don'ts in relation to reducing the risk from terrorism when abroad.
Reducing the risks
How to minimise your risk and what to do in the event of a biological or chemical attack.
Compensation from terrorism acts
You may be able to claim compensation if you’ve been a victim of terrorism abroad in the past 2 years. Please check the Gov.uk website for more specific criteria.