International Health Insurance
Comprehensive international health insurance is required for all education abroad program participants. Beginning fall 2021, all outbound students will be enrolled in the NMSU GeoBlue international health insurance plan, even if international health insurance is included in the education abroad program. This section provides an overview of the insurance coverage and where to access information.
What is Covered Under the GeoBlue International Health Insurance Plan?
Enrolled students should log in to the GeoBlue Student Portal to review the NMSU GeoBlue international insurance policy in full and to access the Certificate of Insurance, which provides the full details of the policy.
|Medical Expenses||$100,000 per Coverage Year|
|Emergency Medical Evacuation||$250,000 per Coverage Year|
|Emergency Family Travel Arrangements||$1,500 per Coverage Year|
|Repatriation of Mortal Remains||$50,000 per Coverage Year|
|Accidental Death & Dismemberment||$10,000 per Coverage Year|
GeoBlue Insurance ID card
Students will be enrolled in GeoBlue international health insurance by their Education Abroad Advisor. Once enrolled, students will receive a welcome email confirming their enrollment, along with instructions on how to register and gain access to the GeoBlue Student Portal. Once registered, students may download their GeoBlue ID Card.
It is important to have your GeoBlue ID card to access healthcare services; you will need to present your ID card whenever you receive medical care. Download and print your ID card and carry it with you while abroad.
Personal Travel Abroad
Students planning international travel for purely personal reasons—before or after their education abroad program— are encouraged to purchase additional insurance coverage for their travel, at their own expense. Personal international travel is not covered by the University’s plan. If you wish to obtain international health insurance coverage from GeoBlue for personal travel, GeoBlue has separate Individual plans available. Contact the GeoBlue Customer Service Department for plan information and instructions on how to enroll.
24/7 Medical Assistance & Evacuation
In the event of a medical evacuation, political evacuation or natural disaster evacuation, contact the GeoBlue Global Health and Safety Team at this 24/7 Medical Assistance and Evacuation number. Collect calls are accepted.
GeoBlue Global Health and Safety Team
24/7 Medical Assistance and Evacuation Number: +1.610.254.8771
For true emergencies, a call should be made as an email has a longer response time.
GeoBlue Contact Information
Outside the U.S. call +1.610.263.2847
Toll free within the U.S. call 1.844.268.2686
Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance
NMSU strongly advises that participants purchase trip cancellation insurance and/or interruption insurance to safeguard against losses or penalties should the participant withdraw for any reason (including failure to obtain a visa, flight cancellation, repatriation due to COVID-19, or any other personal reason), or should a program be canceled or its dates changed. Expenses resulting from such changes will not be covered by the NMSU Geo Blue International Health Insurance plan, nor will NMSU be responsible for reimbursing these costs. Trip cancellation and/or interruption insurance plans provide financial protection in the event that a student must unexpectedly cancel or interrupt their educational program. These plans can also minimize financial loss in the event that a student must withdraw from a program after commitment, due to unforeseen circumstances.
When selecting a plan, be mindful of the coverage included in your mandatory NMSU’s GeoBlue International Health Insurance Plan, so that you do not duplicate coverages, and search for coverages in specific areas and risks that are not already covered in this plan. We recommend that you look at the fine print for any plan you consider purchasing, as many of these will have a “pandemic exclusion.” Look for plans that include “cancel for any reason” and “interrupt for any reason” coverage.
While NMSU does not endorse any particular company, a few examples of online vendors where trip cancellation policies can be purchased are included below.
- Square Mouth
- Travel Insurance
- Insure My Trip
- Cultural Insurance Services International
- Allianz Travel Insurance
- AIG Travel Guard
- Travelex Insurance