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Foreign Travel Insurance Process

The Chancellor’s Office requires all CSU students, faculty and staff traveling internationally on university business to obtain Foreign Travel Insurance through CSU’s recognized carrier. The insurance is obtained through CSUSB's Risk Management office.

In order to reduce some of the process, Administration and Finance made a decision to cover the insurance cost for international travel insurance premiums for faculty and staff. Students would be required to purchase the insurance through the Risk Management Office.

Traveler should understand the risks of their destination and have an early awareness as to the destinations status if a "high risk destination" or not. The following resources can aid in such awareness.

For basic travel, the process is as follows:

  1. Complete Foreign Travel Insurance Request Form 
  2. Email completed form and travel itinerary to 
  3. Allow for at least 15 business days to process insurance request.
  4. The traveler will receive an email that coverage is bound
  5. If travel is cancelled, the traveler must notify Risk Management at or 909-537-3937 as soon as possible to cancel coverage and avoid unnecessary premium costs to the college/department.

For “high risk destinations", plan for extra time –a minimum of 50 days should be expected to process the approvals and insurance underwriter to bind coverage:

  1. Complete Foreign Travel Insurance Request Form 
  2. Email completed form and travel itinerary to Risk Management at or 909-537-3937. 
  3. The insurance underwriters require additional information to bind coverage. Please attach all documentation to travel request. 
  4. President’s Office and Chancellor’s Office approvals are required for the insurance company to bind coverage. This can be time consuming, based on the President’s and Chancellor’s availability.
    • Once President’s office has approved travel, VP/Provost’s Office will forward approval to Risk Management to assist in obtaining Chancellor’s Office approval.
    • Requests made to the Chancellor’s Office with less than 30 business days notice will not normally be considered.