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Risk Management

International Insurance for Students

Skidmore College has long supported students as they travel internationally for credit-bearing Skidmore Programs through Off-Campus Study & Exchanges, internships, research, service learning and volunteer opportunities, conferences, registered student organization activities, student groups affiliated with academic departments, and other non-credit-bearing Skidmore programs.

As with all other college-sponsored international travel, students must receive approval to travel through a sponsoring department (i.e. OCSE, Career Development Center, Athletics, etc.).  The sponsoring department will then register approved student travel plans with Skidmore's Travel Registry (thereby securing global assistance and insurance for the student traveler).

On Call International is Skidmore's Global Assistance and Insurance Program provider for students traveling abroad.  A Plan ID card, benefit information and other resources can be found on Skidmore’s custom On Call International Portal: https://mysearchlightportal.com/ (enter Group ID: 100092CPPD18).

Important On-Call Insurance Information:   full medical and related insurance coverage continues to be available to all students, faculty, and staff travelling internationally on Skidmore programs.  Although students, faculty, and staff are fully covered, please note that effective for the Fall 2019 semester, non-emergency medical and related treatment under $500 must be paid by the traveler to the local provider. The traveler will then be reimbursed by On-Call within 2-3 weeks.  Please be assured that if you are unable to pay at the time of treatment (considered a financial hardship), On-Call will make the payment on your behalf.  If On-Call is unable to do so, please contact the Skidmore offices of Off Campus Study and Exchanges or Risk Management and a direct payment to the provider will be made on your behalf.  All emergency medical and related treatment continues to be fully paid directly by On-Call.  The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority, so please let us know if you encounter any issues with treatment or payment and we will make appropriate arrangements.   

Here is a brief video of the coverage:

Questions should be directed to Risk Management at 518-580-5812.