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International Travel - Resources

International Travel - Resources

International SOS

The University of Dayton has contracted with International SOS (SOS) to provide worldwide medical, travel and security assistance and evacuation services for all faculty, staff and students participating in university-related or funded travel. The SOS network of multilingual specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from SOS Alarm Center around the world. Access the SOS Portal at by logging on using the University of Dayton member number: 11BYSG000008.  iSOS can be reached by phone at 215 942 8478.

Before and during time abroad, all travelers should regularly review up-to-date International SOS reports on safety and security, health issues, medical care and vaccination requirements for the destination country.

Travelers can download an iSOS Membership Card here. However, travelers are NOT required to have a card to obtain services. International SOS can verify traveler coverage by contacting University of Dayton, if necessary.

Aetna International Health Insurance

In addition to assistance and evacuation services, the University of Dayton now (as of July 2020) provides health insurance through Aetna for our travelers abroad. This insurance covers university staff, faculty, and students (under age 85) who are traveling on university-sponsored or supported programs or business. The coverage also includes the spouse or domestic partner, as well as unmarried children who are age 26 and younger, of the faculty or staff member, if they are accompanying them on their university travel. 

To access the health insurance, travelers will contact International SOS (see above). iSOS will facilitate the entire process from advice to services to coverage. 

What is covered under the Aetna International Travel Medical Insurance Plan?

The plan covers medically necessary services, including hospital room and board, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, emergency outpatient care, labs and x-rays, inpatient (emergency stabilization only) and outpatient mental health sessions (limited), physician office visits and prescription drugs that are prescribed by a physician outside of the United States. There is no deductible.

What are some services that are NOT covered and important to understand prior to traveling?

The plan does not cover preventative care, including, but not limited to, travel immunizations, physicals, annual women’s wellness exams, and birth control. Routine pregnancy services are not covered. 


Additional Information:

Overview Flyer - International SOS and Aetna

FAQs - International SOS and Aetna

iSOS Membership Card


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