Travel and Driving | Foreign Travel
Risk Management works with the University’s insurance administrator, Alliant Insurance services, to obtain the CSU’s comprehensive foreign travel insurance coverage which provides for unanticipated loss, illness/injury, and other trip interruption delays. Coverage includes but is not limited to emergency medical care, medical evacuation, legal assistance, lost luggage, and passport replacement. Assistance is available 24-hours a day and 7-days a week worldwide.
San Francisco State University administrators, faculty, staff, and students traveling on University business to international destinations should obtain the CSU’s foreign travel insurance through Risk Management for all international travel. The CSU’s foreign travel insurance provides coverage for activities that include but limited to academic coursework, field research, attendance to professional conferences and meetings, teaching, and other University related work and activities.
International travel approval is required and obtained by completing the Fiscal Affairs form, Request for Authorization to Travel/Travel Advance form. This completed form, together with the completed Request for Foreign Travel Insurance packet is submitted to Risk Management in ADM 252 for foreign travel insurance processing and the University's approval. When appropriate travel approval and foreign travel insurance is not obtained, international travel is considered unauthorized and the University will not reimburse travel expenses.
Check with Risk Management when travel is to high-hazard countries. Chancellor’s approval is required for trips to high-hazard countries, including short-term study-abroad trips. Worldwide coverage is available in most destinations except for countries where trade or economic sanctions are imposed by the laws or regulations of the United States of America.
Non-employee travelers (i.e. students, volunteers, etc.) are required to complete the Release of Liability packet and the completed forms are to be kept with the traveler’s department records for at least 2-3 years as per CSU audit requirements.
A summary of the CSU’s foreign travel coverage is available by downloading the SFSU-FTIP Coverage Summary.
Questions regarding foreign travel insurance coverage may be directed to Dao Van in Risk Management at (415) 338-2681 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coverage Territory: Worldwide coverage excluding the United States or any country or jurisdiction which is subject to trade or economic sanctions imposed by the laws or regulations of the United States of America.
- General Liability
- Hired & non-owned Auto Liability
- Foreign Workers’ Compensation
- Accident & Sickness
- Executive travel assistance services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week (includes but not limited to emergency medical care, medical evacuation, lost luggage assistance, legal assistance, and lost or stolen passport assistance). High hazard activities are not covered in this policy (i.e. scuba diving, rock or mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, sailing, parachuting, etc).
- Trip Cancellation/Interruption benefit:
Reimbursement for trip expenses related to
traveler's unforeseen injury,
illness, or death.
Rates are subject to change depending on the dates of travel and the foreign destination.
- Trips up to 15-days: $60.00 per employee/per trip
- Trips up to 30-days: $75.00 per employee/per trip
- Trips up to 15-days: $50.00 per student/per trip
- Trips up to 30-days: $60.00 per student/per trip
Contacts for 24 - Hour Access
ACE Travel Assistance Program (Emergency & Executive Assistance)
USA or Canada: (800) 243-6124
International: Call collect via International Operator (202) 659-7803
Campus Contact during normal business hours
S.F. State University - Risk Management
Phone: (415) 338-2565
Frequently Asked Questions - Foreign Travel Insurance