Global Education - Travel and Health Insurance

Global Education - Travel and Health Insurance


All BU students who study abroad must acquire international health insurance

  • Bloomsburg University's Office of Global Education has partnered with HTH Worldwide to provide students with comprehensive accident and sickness insurance. See this pamphlet for further information: Summary of Features and Benefits. HTH provides high quality insurance at affordable prices. Coverage for a whole semester is between $200 and $240, depending on the length of the semester. For a short-term trip insurance is only around $12 per week.
  • Students will be automatically enrolled and charged for the cost of HTH insurance except in cases, such as in Germany, where students are required to purchase the German health insurance. Other insurance policies are not acceptable unless documented proof is provided that the other insurance policy provides at minimum the same coverage and benefits of the HTH plan.
  • Beginning in Fall 2014, all BU students who study abroad will also be required to purchase the International Student Identification Card (ISIC) through the Office of Global Education, currently $25. The ISIC provides supplemental emergency coverage and other benefits, such as student discounts for travel.

  • Other supplemental travel insurance may be desirable depending on the destinations and circumstances, such as covering those situations excluded in the HTH plan, such as loss arising from participation in any professional sport, contest or competition.