Insurance for Study Abroad
In the best interest of our students, CEA automatically registers all study abroad participants with our selected medical insurance provider, Consolidated Health Plans -CHP to ensure that their coverage meets with CEA standards for students living abroad. Students’ automatic enrollment:
- Enables them access to international medical support to which they’re entitled
- Provides them with important information in the event of an accident or illness
- Allows CEA to work closely with CHP in handling students’ medical concerns
- Provides a 24 hour emergency medical assistance and evacuation plan
The insurance fee varies according to the length of the program and is automatically added to your final balance due to CEA. By including this charge as part of the overall cost for your study abroad program, financial aid may cover a portion or all of this expense.
After the withdrawal date for your program passes and after all other participating students have paid in full, you will be registered for insurance through CHP. This comprehensive medical insurance plan covers a maximum of $250,000 for any illness or accident abroad that occurs during your program.
Coverage includes most medical expenses, emergency evacuation and a full range of 24-hour medical assistance. Please refer to your MyCEA account or ask your Site Specialist for specific plan information, including the coverage, brochure and instructions for how to login into the CHP portal and print out your ID card. If you plan to travel before or after your program, CEA recommends that you research, arrange and pay for appropriate international medical insurance coverage.
How to File a Claim with CHP
To file a claim, download the CHP Claim Form and follow the instructions on the top of the form. Claims may be submitted by mail or by fax to the address and number listed on the form.
Europ Assistance USA
As part of the international insurance plan, CHP partners with Europ Assistance USA, an international emergency medical assistance company that operates in every country in the world, working with and providing information on 98,000 facilities and 450,000 physicians worldwide. Europ Assistance USA is there to provide immediate support and assistance in times of emergency and distress 24/7. As the inventor of the assistance concept in 1963, Europ Assistance has handled more than 150 million cases worldwide.
You can access their portal here: Europ Assistance USA
As your program start date gets closer, you will receive instructions for how to create an account through the portal.
Please contact CEA at 1-800-266-4441 if you have any questions about health insurance.