This insurance provides short-term health coverage as well as emergency services benefits. It is for faculty and staff coming to the United States on University of Washington business. The coverage is for any travel less than six months in duration and is self-procured; you do not need to contact the Risk Financing office to place coverage.

If you are an international student participating in a study abroad program coming to the UW as part of an approved, degree-seeking academic program, please click here to go to the International Student Health Insurance Plan website with information on how to procure your health insurance.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are not eligible to purchase this coverage, but you can find other coverage options here.


How do I sign up for coverage?

Visit the enrollment website and click on "Sign Up Here". Complete the Personal Details section and the Coverage Details section and then follow the instructions on the screen. You will be able to secure and pay for coverage online. If you have any questions about your enrollment, you may contact

What is the cost of the coverage?

The cost of the $1,000,000 annual maximum plan is $2.00 per day for those between the ages of 14 and 39. The rate increases after the age of 40, so please check the coverage details for price information if you are over the age of 40.

What is covered?

This plan is designed to protect you from an Acute Illness or Accident requiring Emergency Treatment. It also provides coverage in Non-Emergency situations where medical intervention would the warranted, provided the situation first manifested itself during the period of coverage. This plan does not cover maternity care, pregnancy complications, wellness checks, extended treatment, or pre-existing conditions. It is not meant to replace long-term medical care. Please see the coverage brochure for full details of coverages, terms & conditions and exclusions.

Where am I covered?

Coverage is worldwide except for any care in your home country.

How do I pay for the coverage?

Coverage is paid at the time of procurement and can be paid with a ProCard or a credit card.

How do I make changes to my coverage?

Contact Global Benefits Group (GBG) customer service at:

1-866-914-5333 (Toll-Free U.S.)
1-905-669-4920 (Worldwide Collect)

Where do I review the policy?

The policy is located on the enrollment website.