Primary InsuranceMassachusetts law requires all students to have a U.S. health insurance plan while enrolled at Endicott College. Students must maintain this primary insurance throughout the term abroad, whether it is a private plan or the Endicott College plan. If normally waived, students should continue to waive it for your term abroad.
International Health Insurance
Study abroad students are enrolled in an international insurance plan that provides coverage essential for international travelers. For Endicott students, the international plan is provided by GeoBlue.
Upon enrollment, students will receive an email directly from GeoBlue asking them to confirm their enrollment. They will also be provided with information on their plan, and the services offered by GeoBlue; these range from assistance while abroad to helping students locate doctors in their host city. Plans are valid during official program dates only, and outside of the United States, only. If a student plans to travel before the program begins or after it concludes, they should contact the provider directly to purchase extended coverage.
GeoBlue plans include medical care for illnesses, accidents, and emergencies. Plans also provide emergency medical evacuation, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and repatriation coverage, among other benefits. Plans can be used for doctor and hospital visits as well as 24 hour emergency assistance over the phone from anywhere in the world.
Should a student need to use their health insurance while abroad, they should do the following:
- Contact their on-site Study Abroad Office or Resident Director to inform them of the nature of the needed appointment.
- Call the number provided on the back of their GeoBlue health insurance card. In the event that the student has misplaced their card, they should visit the GeoBlue site for the appropriate number to call, and login to their online account to obtain their member number. The on-site staff at the student's institution can assist students with making any phone calls, if needed.
- Provide GeoBlue with the following information: name, member number, city and country location, the nature of the appointment needed