Travel Insurance & Resources

The university has arranged for employees and students traveling on official university business to be covered for a wide variety of accidents and incidents while away from the campus or primary workplace at no cost to the traveler or their unit. Key benefits of the travel program include the UC Trip Planner for planning your trip, travel alerts and emergency medical services, emergency travel services, information services and security evaluation services. For more details about the program, see Travel Risk and Insurance.

Be aware of UC Systemwide Travel Advisories.

UC Personal Travel Insurance is available for employees and students personal travel. 

Emergency Travel Assistance  

Chubb-AXA Global Travel Assistance

  • +1-855-327-1420 – Toll free in the US
  • +1-630-694-9804 – Outside the US
  • Email at: (for inquiries that need less immediate attention)

Get more information about Travel Assistance, including services provided, possible limitations and challenges and opening a case with Chubb.

Before Travel 
1. Register Your Trip  
  • Trip registration is required for University related trips out of state and to foreign countries.
  • UC Travel Registration
    • Find out how to register your trip.  
    • Travel registration does not guarantee that your trip is eligible for travel insurance travel.
2. Activate or Update Your Account

After registration of your trip is successful, a welcome email from will be sent to the traveler with a link to activate their account and provide emergency contact information. After the account is initially activated, travelers can access their account at to update their emergency contact information, review their trips, access location information, travel tips and more.

If you do not receive a welcome email after registering your trip, or if you have any problems activating your account, accessing or updating your information, then please contact us at

3. REQUIRED: For trips to Cuba, Greenland/Antarctica (Polar Regions) you must also fill out these additional affidavits/forms.
4. Review guidance and advisories for the destination, complete any required plans and consult on high-risk areas.
  • All travelers should review CDC Guidance.
  • All international travelers should review the DOS Travel Advisories prior to making travel plans. For international travel that involves carrying out field work, travelers are required to fill out the EH&S Field Safety Plan and COVID-19 Research Travel Checklist
  • Consult the the UC Trip Planner while planning your trip.
  • For High-Risk Areas If you know you are traveling to a high-risk destination, thoroughly review the security information provided by WorldCue.  If you are uncertain about whether your destination is in a high-risk region, the UC Trip Planner provides an overall risk rating of countries.  The UCSC Global Travel Security Manager, Michael Price, can provide more information about your international travel and arrange for a pre-travel risk assessment, contingency planning and pre-travel safety and security planning at  Additional planning, risk mitigation and security briefing assistance is also available through the UC Office of the President with Phillip Van Saun, UCOP Director of Risk, Security & Resilience, at
5. Review the Travel Risk and Insurance webpage

Topics include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Registration
  • Eligibility
  • Benefit summaries
  • FAQ's for students and employees
  • How to file a claim 

Miscellaneous Resources

If you have questions contact