Required Medical Evacuation Coverage for GEs Working Abroad
Medical evacuation is not only very costly but also complicated to arrange. Our GEs’ medical coverage includes a benefit called “Assist America”, which provides medical evacuation and other emergency services to GEs who travel more than 100 miles away for up to 90 days. However, for those GEs who are employed at locations 100+ miles from Eugene for periods greater than 90 days, additional coverage is available for purchase. This includes travel outside of the U.S.
GEs are to be provided, at the hiring unit’s expense, extended “Expatriate Coverage” through Assist America prior to their beginning work on behalf of the University for a continuous period greater than 90 days in a location:
To check a particular location’s access to providers before purchasing the additional coverage, visit http://providerdirectory.pacificsource.com/.
Here’s how to set up the coverage:
Faculty or staff members with questions about the RAR process or this provision are welcome to contact (Laura Jacek, email@example.com, 541-346-2849). Faculty members with questions about using grant funds to provide this coverage should contact their SPS post-award team.