As you prepare to travel outside of the United States, please be sure to think about your health care needs before you leave. You should also consider booking your travel or registering your travel itinerary through NYU Traveler, a secure web-based application you can access via the NYU Life page on NYUHome. NYU Traveler was created to provide the NYU community with tools and services for their travel needs.
When using your U.S. medical or dental plan on personal travel outside the U.S., you must first pay for services and then apply for reimbursement with UnitedHealthcare or MetLife. Along with your claim forms, you must provide the following documentation: original bills, receipts, and statements that show details of the care received and the amounts paid. It is best if the bill is translated into English and the amounts paid calculated in U.S. dollars using the conversion rate as of the date of service.
|Travel Scenarios||Purpose||Health Care Coverage|
GeoBlue Traveler (Short-Term Travel)
||NYU Business Travel and Short-Term International Appointments||Includes business trips, short-term research trips, seven-week teaching, J-Term, or summer teaching appointments at an NYU global location||
Retain NYU U.S. health care coverage and add GeoBlue Traveler emergency health care insurance
Heath Care Coverage
Aetna Global (Long-Term Travel)
Selected by NYU for an International Assignment
||Teaching, conducting research, or providing administrative services either at an NYU location or another approved global location (includes faculty leaves and fellowships)||
Enroll in Aetna International medical and dental coverage