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Health Insurance Abroad

It is critical for all travelers to understand thoroughly what health insurance coverage they have PRIOR to traveling abroad. Although your health plan may provide excellent coverage in the United States, it may not provide the same degree of coverage when you leave the country. Students who opt to purchase the University of Denver Student Health Insurance Plan are automatically enrolled in a comprehensive travel health plan. This plan includes 24-hour assistance, 365 days a year through Scholastic Emergency Services. This plan also covers medical evacuation if necessary. More information on this plan can be found at: United Healthcare/Student Resources. If you choose NOT to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan, it is critical for you to understand what coverage you do have, as many insurance policies will not cover you or limit what will be covered if you are sick or injured while abroad.

The following links may be helpful when deciding on coverage: