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UW Employee International Insurance

International SOS and Cigna Insurance

Emergency assistance is provided through International SOS. For specific questions, consult the International SOS FAQs or reach out at

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Plan Benefits Include:

-Medical and security evacuation services for emergencies plus repatriation benefits

-Natural and political disaster evacuation coverage

-Accident and sickness medical coverage


Plan Benefits DO NOT Include:

-Coverage for property loss due to theft

-Coverage for evacuations when traveling in a country or region with a known Department of State Level 4 Advisory.



  • Employees are considered to be traveling on University business if they are on the UW payroll and travel expenses are paid by the University.
  • If you are not traveling abroad on University business, you will not be¬†covered by the emergency travel assistance plan. Please compare travel insurance policies and plans to find one that is best for you.

  • No. All students, regardless of holding a dual role as an employee, should register their travel as a student and are required to download International SOS, as part of their UW Student Abroad Insurance.

  • No, as with student employees you should register your travel as a student and are required to download International SOS, are part of your UW Student Abroad Insurance. This includes teaching assistants who are co-leading UW study abroad programs.¬†

  • No. Only UW employees, traveling on official business, are covered by International SOS and the Cigna insurance. We recommend purchasing additional insurance for your dependents. For a list of our preferred providers, reach out at

  • If you need to activate the insurance benefit, use your International SOS app (downloaded during travel registration) or call +1 215 942 8226.
  • You can also call the 24/7 UW Global Travel Emergency Line at 001-206-632-0153.