Insurance and Incident Reporting
The University of Central Oklahoma requires all faculty, staff and students to have adequate medical insurance while traveling or studying abroad on university-sponsored programs. Policies purchased through UCO offer core benefits and reasonable group rates provided by International Student Insurance, a NAFSA Global Partner and an accredited insurance agency with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.
The plan is designed to assist you in the event of an unexpected accident or injury while abroad, including coverage for medical expenses, emergency and political evacuation, repatriation of remains, emergency reunion, lost checked luggage, and other related benefits. The cost varies per individual as the plan is based on a daily rate as well as gender, age, and length of coverage. A full list of benefits can be found in the Group Insurance Plan.
When students are accepted into a semester or yearlong exchange partner program, they should communicate their travel dates to the Centre for Global Competency through the study abroad portal. Once insurance has been processed, you will receive a confirmation through your UCO email address. All individual student insurance charges will be placed on the student’s bursar account. Insurance requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the departure date to ensure coverage.
Visit the Student Zone to find more information about seeking treatment, finding a provider, filing a claim and printing your insurance card.
Any questions or concerns about insurance may be sent to the Centre for Global Competency.
Be sure to report and document incidents of behavioral and sexual misconduct, emergencies, injuries and/or concerns as soon as possible within 24 hours. This is to ensure that proper action is taken for response, investigation, liability and insurance purposes. Upon completion, the report will be sent to Brent Miller at the Office of Risk Management, who will route the report to the appropriate person. Please notify your chairperson or supervisor as well.
Email TitleIX for protocol regarding Title IX i.e. sexual misconduct, gender-based harassment and discrimination issues, resources and safety information.
Norman Nieves Emergency Management director, for protocol regarding emergencies.
Brent Miller risk manager, for protocol regarding injuries.