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WU AIG WorldRisk Insurance & Travel Guard Global Assistance Services

Maybe it’s not the first thing that comes to mind when planning your trip, but uninsured travelers who encounter medical emergencies overseas often face extreme difficulties. Getting medical treatment and hospital care abroad can be very expensive, and, if you need it, a medical evacuation back to the U.S. can cost more than $50,000!

Washburn University employees, students and approved participants traveling outside of the United States on approved programs are provided International Liability Insurance coverage under Washburn University’s AIG WorldRisk policy and Global Assistance Services through Travel Guard. 

AIG WorldRisk & Travel Guard information:

Please note that this is NOT Health Insurance. It is important that you check with your insurance carrier to make sure your health insurance coverage will apply while in another country.  Expenses incurred upon return to the territorial limits of the insured person’s country of domicile or home country of residence are not covered by this policy.  Also note it is NOT Trip Cancellation Insurance.  If you require trip cancellation coverage it can be purchased through online services or a travel agent.


WU employees must complete the International Travel Registry.  
WU study abroad students and approved participants must complete the AlertTraveler Registration process through their WU Study Abroad Portal.

Filing a Claim for Reimbursement

AIG Travel can be reached collect at + 1 (817) 826-7008
U.S. or Canada toll free:
1-800-401-2678 or 1-888-873-8394
Policy Number: WS11015544
To initiate a claim you will call and provide some basic information, you will receive a claim number and a representative will contact you to proceed with processing the claim.  There is a $500 deductible on the policy. If the claim is above $500 you may process a claim for reimbursement. If the claim is below $500 it is not eligible for reimbursement. In this case, you would work with your regular insurance company to request reimbursement.

Reporting an Incident

If you have an incident while abroad, please complete the following WU Study Abroad Incident Report Form, save it to your computer and send as an email attachment to