Travel Assistance Services

Students who have purchased the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance offered through RIT have access to emergency assistance provided by Assist America, Inc. The services provided are:

These services are designed to assist RIT students when traveling more than 100 miles from home anywhere in the world. Medical Repatriation and Return of Mortal Remains services are also available from the insured's campus location.

Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance Services

If you experience a medical emergency while traveling more than 100 miles from home or campus, you have access to a comprehensive group of emergency assistance services provided by Assist America, Inc.

Eligible participants have immediate access to doctors, hospitals pharmacies and other services when faced with an emergency while traveling. The Assist America Operations Center can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide services including: medical consultation and evaluation; medical referrals; foreign hospital admission guarantee; prescription assistance; lost luggage assistance; legal and interpreter assistance; and travel information such as Visa and passport requirements, travel advisories, etc.

Medical Evacuation and Return of Mortal Remains Services

In the event that an insured becomes injured and adequate medical facilities are not available locally, Assist America will use whatever mode of transport, equipment and personnel necessary to evacuate you to the nearest facility capable of providing required care. In the event of death of a participant, Assist America will render every possible assistance in return of mortal remains including locating a funeral home, preparing the deceased for transport, procuring required documentation, providing necessary shipping container as well as paying for transport. Please note: Any third party expenses incurred are the responsibility of the Participant.

Please refer to your ID card for the toll free number when calling within the U.S. (1-800-872-1414). When traveling outside the U.S., call collect (dial U.S. access code) +301-656-4152. With one phone call, you will be connected to a global network of over 600,000 pre-qualified medical providers. Assist America Operations Centers have worldwide assistance capabilities and are known throughout the world as a premier Emergency Assistance Services provider.

NOTE: ASSIST AMERICA PAYS FOR ALL ASSISTANCE SERVICES IT PROVIDES. ALL ASSISTANCE SERVICES MUST BE ARRANGED AND PROVIDED BY ASSIST AMERICA. ASSIST AMERICA DOES NOT REIMBURSE FOR SERVICES NOT PROVIDED BY ASSIST AMERICA.

The Assist America program meets and exceeds the requirements of USIA for International Students & Scholars.

Emergency Travel Assistance Services are administered by Assist America, Inc.