International Travel Program
Purdue’s Risk Management Department provides students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on University business with international medical insurance, evacuation assistance (whether for medical, political unrest, or natural disaster), and other related benefits. This program was designed to accommodate travel lasting less than a year.
This medical insurance is secondary to an employee’s health insurance coverage received through the HR Benefits Department.
Mandatory enrollment in this program is accomplished:
A spouse, dependent under the age of 19 or same sex domestic partner of any outbound eligible traveling student, faculty or staff are provided the same coverage as the covered participant, at no additional cost.
A traveler will receive an insurance card, which does not contain personal information, prior to their trip as proof of coverage for all covered persons in the travel party.
For program details and other related safety resources, please see Purdue University International Travel Program at
International Coverage for Long-Term Assignments
Purdue’s Risk Management Department also provides faculty and staff stationed overseas on long-term assignments (lasting one year or more) with evacuation assistance for medical, political unrest or natural disaster situations, and other related benefits.
Mandatory enrollment in this program is accomplished by:
Prior to a change in duty, a traveler will receive an email explaining the program and insurance card as proof of coverage.
For program details, please see Purdue University Expatriate Employees Program at www.gallagherstudent.com/purdue.
If you find yourself in a state that is being evacuated, please follow the orders of the local government agency for evacuation and go to the nearest point of safety. Once outside the evacuation zone, Altour Travel agency can assist with arranging transportation back to your home or next business destination.
If a situation like this occurs, please call your business office as soon as possible, to apprise them of your situation and whereabouts. The University will assist with all reasonable costs of evacuation, generally in accordance with normal University Travel Regulations. Risk Management will assist you and your business office as necessary to ensure safe passage and reasonable reimbursement.