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  • Travel Accident Insurance

    This page describes the accident insurance policy for individuals who travel to foreign countries.

    Europe Assistance is a program provided at no cost to State of Wisconsin (including University) employees while traveling abroad in the course and scope of their employment.  This travel insurance program provides medical emergency assistance for worldwide travel while on business.  Europe Assistance is designed to ensure the availability of competent health care as promptly as possible in situations where health care may not be available or is not up to US standards.

    Europe Assistance operates a 24 hour, 7 days a week, toll-free, emergency telephone assistance service.  To access the emergency assistance services while traveling, please call one of the following emergency numbers:

    1-888-987-5920 (From within the US, Canada, Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands); or from anywhere else in the World:  1-240-330-1571;  Call collect if necessary.

    In the event of a travel-related emergency, Europ Assistance will provide the following emergency assistance services:

    Medical Assistance Services

        Worldwide Medical and Dental Referrals

        Monitoring of Treatment

        Facilitation of Hospital Payments

        Transfer of Insurance Information to Medical Providers

        Medication, Vaccine and Blood Transfers

        Dispatch of Doctors and Specialists

        Transfer of Medical Records

        Continuous Updates to Family, Employer and Home Physician

        Hotel Arrangements for Convalescence

        Replacement Corrective Lenses and Medical Devices

    Travel Assistance Services

        Replacement of Lost or Stolen Travel Documents

        Emergency Travel Arrangements

        Transfer of Funds

        Legal Referrals

        Translation Services

        Message Transmittals

        Emergency Pet Housing and/or Pet Return

    Worldwide Destination Intelligence

         Pre-Travel Information

        Travel and Health Information

        Real-Time Security Intelligence

    Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Services

         Emergency Medical Evacuations

        Transportation to Join a Hospitalized Member

        Return of Dependent Children

        Transportation After Stabilization Repatriation of Mortal Remains

    Personal Security Services

         Political Evacuation Services

        Security Evacuation Services

        Transportation After Political or Security Evacuation

    Call Europe Assistance if you are away from home and:

         You are involved in an accident requiring medical treatment

        You are having difficulty locating medical care

        You have a medical problem and require translation services

        You have any other serious travel difficulties.

    In an emergency, go immediately to the nearest physician or hospital.  Contact the nearest Europ Assistance Center.  Be prepared to give your name, ID number and a brief description of your problem.   


    For additional information related to this policy and to receive a Europ Assistance card, please contact Risk Management at 608.785.8569 or