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 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 at Schedule of Benefits.
When completing the Registration Form, please verify that the travel dates are entered accurately as this directly reflects when your coverage begins and ends. Once the Centre for Global Competency has processed your order, you will receive insurance confirmation at the email address provided.
Faculty leaders of UCO study tours should contact Tina Kirk, director of Education Abroad, for information on how to pay for group insurance through an established university account. Faculty should confirm insurance registration at least one month prior to the departure date to ensure coverage.
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 Kathy Gradnigo at the Office of Risk Management, who will route the report to the appropriate person. Please notify your chairperson or supervisor as well.
Paul Goertemiller director of Student Conduct & Title IX Coordinator
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.
Kathy Gradnigo risk manager, for protocol regarding injuries.