Faculty/Staff Insurance

The Study Abroad Office requires all faculty and staff assisting with NC State study abroad programs and accompanying students abroad on other university-affiliated activities to be enrolled in the GeoBlue international insurance policy for the duration of the university activity.

Before & After Coverage

GeoBlue offers personal extensions of coverage up to 30 days before and/or after a participant’s program enrollment.
Extend your coverage

  • Enrollment
    • Insurance coverage for program personnel and participants is required
    • The Study Abroad Office will process the insurance enrollments and provide the program director with hard copies of the insurance cards prior to departure. All individuals will also receive an email from GeoBlue regarding their enrollment.
    • NC State-affiliated study abroad program personnel who will be on-site with the program but who are not the study abroad program director/leader are required to complete an NC State Group: Faculty/Staff Support application. The application allows the Study Abroad Office to enroll the travelers in GeoBlue, as well as collect emergency contact information and connect with the AlertTraveler app for risk management purposes. Note: The Fac/Staff Support application is not required for study abroad program directors because this information is being collected through the program proposal or renewal applications.
    • Faculty/staff may enroll their spouse or dependents in GeoBlue coverage by contacting GeoBlue directly.
  • Billing
    •  NC State Group Programs: costs are included in the program budget for all programs, except for some limited-service group programs.
    • Limited Service:
      • Limited service group programs are those in which case the program budgets are administered by the relevant department, not the Study Abroad Office.
      • The Study Abroad Office will process an Inter-Departmental Transfer (IDT) to the campus partner to cover the cost of the insurance in the case of Limited Service and ASB programs (Rates available in the International Health Insurance Policy).
  • Insurance Enrollment, Extensions & Claims

  • NC State personnel who will accompany students on university-affiliated international travel should carry the same international health insurance coverage as the students.
  • Enrollment
    • Students must enroll in the International Travel Gateway, which ensures insurance enrollment and campus support while abroad.
    • NC State personnel who will be abroad with students on university-affiliated travel must complete an NC State Group: Faculty/Staff Support application. The application allows the Study Abroad Office to enroll the travelers in GeoBlue, as well as collect emergency contact information and connect with the AlertTraveler app for risk management purposes.
    • The Study Abroad Office will process the insurance enrollments and provide the faculty/staff group leader with hard copies of the insurance cards prior to departure. All individuals will also receive an email from GeoBlue regarding their enrollment.
  • Billing
    • The Study Abroad Office will bill the administering department for the cost of insurance (Rates available in the international health insurance information).
    • Faculty/staff may enroll their spouse or dependents in GeoBlue coverage by contacting GeoBlue directly.
  • Insurance Enrollment, Extensions & Claims

  • University faculty and staff traveling internationally on other university-affiliated travel but not accompanying students may be eligible to enroll in the GeoBlue Business Traveler insurance coverage.
  • Enrollments are managed by the Office of Insurance & Risk Management.
  • Travelers will be required to bill the insurance cost to their home department.
  • This policy is utilized by the entire UNC System and provides comprehensive, low-cost medical coverage, that includes political unrest and natural disaster evacuation benefits.

Enroll through the Office of Insurance and Risk Management