As SUNY and the Research Foundation reach out across the globe, international travel has become an increasingly common activity for RF employees.
To support these important research, education and training activities, the RF provides blanket international travel assistance coverage, as well as emergency health insurance benefits, for all persons traveling overseas on official RF business.
BlueCross BlueShield Global Traveler (BCBST)
Provides upfront payment guarantees to hospitals and physicians worldwide for non-routine medical care for all persons (other than independent contractors) traveling on RF business for periods of fewer than 180 consecutive days and their eligible dependents who travel with them.
UnitedHealthcare Global (formerly FrontierMEDEX)
The RF contracts with UnitedHelathcare Global to administer Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services, including Global Security Services. Travel assistance benefits include a 24-hour/day-365 day/year call center where a traveler can obtain and has access to numerous services.