Medical and Insurance Information

TAMUK faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to review this page Benefits while Traveling for information on how to use your Blue Cross Blue Shield benefits while abroad.  You may also visit the BlueCard Worldwide Program website to review the BlueCross BlueShield services available in your travel destination(s) prior to departure.  If you have questions about BCBS coverage, contact Human Resources.  If BCBS services are not available in your destination(s), please contact International Studies at intlstudies@tamuk.edu or (361) 593-3558 for information on accident medical insurance options while abroad.

The Texas A&M System provides a blanket emergency evacuation program through CISI for TAMUK employees who travel abroad on official university business or on TAMUK sponsored international travel. The CISI Assistance Abroad Program gives TAMUK faculty and staff access to a wide range of 24-hour travel and security assistance services, including:

  • Emergency medical and security evacuations
  • Emergency medical transportation services
  • Destination Specific Trip Planning Tools
    • Real-time travel/security alerts
    • Trip reports with cultural and other general recommendations
    • Security reports
    • Health and immunization briefs/recommendations
    • Security rating
    • Currency exchange rates
  • Assistance during international travel emergencies, such as:
    • Medical referrals
    • Prescription drug replacement/shipment
    • Replacement of lost or stolen airline ticket
    • Credit card/Passport/Important document replacement
    • Location of legal services

Contact International Studies or Enterprise Risk Management for more information.

This page was last updated on: February 6, 2017