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International Insurance & Prescriptions

GeoBlue Health Insurance

GeoBlue coverage:

All study abroad students are provided basic accident and sickness coverage while abroad on a Webster study abroad program through GeoBlue Health Insurance. This coverage provides for all or some costs related to accident and sickness, medical evacuation, repatriation, and new prescriptions.

In addition, students enjoy a 24-hour medical assistance service and coverage throughout the world. To find information on how to file a claim, and to learn about resources and global health information, please visit GeoBlue Students website

Website and app:

After you receive your card, you should activate your account at http://www.geobluestudents.com using your card number and your Webster email address.

For specifics on the policy you will receive when you study abroad, please download the following information:

Once you are registered, you can start using GeoBlue's databases, which give you convenient access online to:

  • Profiles of more than 4,200 carefully selected, contracted English-speaking physicians in more than 180 countries outside of the U.S.
  • Translations of thousands of medical terms and hundreds of brand name drugs
  • Notable hospitals, clinics and pharmacy practices in more than 600 destinations outside of the U.S.
  • Daily health and security email alerts customized by destination
  • The option to submit claims and print off additional insurance cards

With the GeoBlue mobile app, world travelers have convenient access to the best local doctors, hospitals and resources anywhere in the world. To get started, simply download the app and login using your username and password from geobluestudents.com or register as a new user through the app using information from your ID card.

 

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

Basic ISIC coverage:

In addition to GeoBlue coverage, we provide all students with an International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

All ISIC cards issued in the U.S. include basic travel insurance that covers students on their international travels. For more information, please visit: www.myisic.com.

There are three levels of insurance: Basic, Premium and Explorer. All Study Abroad students will have Basic coverage, with the opportunity to upgrade if they so choose. If students wish to upgrade, please contact the Study Abroad advisor to do so.

 

Prescription Medication

Many students who study abroad each year have prescription medication that they take along with them. It is critical to plan ahead for your medication needs BEFORE traveling. Start by speaking with your doctor about any and all medications that you take regularly. Determine if you will be able to take an adequate supply of medication with you, or if you will need access to a pharmacy or prescription provider during your time abroad.

Traveling Abroad with Prescriptions
Students should carry copies of all prescriptions, including their generic names. For controlled substances and injectable medications, travelers should carry a note from the prescribing physician or from the travel clinic on letterhead stationery.

It is vital for students to research the availability and legality of their prescription medications before traveling, discuss with their health care providers whether some medications should be changed, and allow sufficient time to make adjustments before study abroad. If there is a question about these restrictions, particularly regarding controlled substances, travelers should contact the embassy or consulate of the destination country or GeoBlue at: globalhealth@geo-blue.com.

For more information

Thailand
Austria
Switzerland
the Netherlands
US Consulate