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We all know the events of the past year have made everyone cautious about travel - but we've got you covered. You're covered by the CIEE insurance policy for the time you tell us you will be in the USA. If you fall ill due to COVID while in the US, you'll also be covered by the CIEE insurance policy.

You can see details and further information on this policy here.


If you have any questions about your Insurance Plan or coverage while in the USA please call CIEE at 1-888-268-6245 or email insurance@ciee.org.


Your insurance policy provides extensive coverage against typical risks to international travelers, such as accidents, sudden illnesses and more. Since it is a travel insurance policy for a temporary stay abroad, some limitations and exclusions apply. As a general rule, most accidents and sudden illnesses are covered. The plan does not cover routine doctor visits, regular dental treatment, or any treatment for pre-existing conditions.

All exchange visitors may be subject to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

DATES OF INSURANCE COVERAGE Your dates of insurance coverage are stated on the document “Confirmation of Insurance” that you received with your DS-2019 form. Please read this document thoroughly to understand the period of time you are covered. Insurance coverage ends on the termination date listed on this form or when the participant withdraws from the program or when he/she is being dismissed from the program.

COPAYS It is usual in the US when you seek medical treatment for patients to pay a small portion of their medical bills out of their own pockets. This is called a co-pay. When you seek medical treatment, you will be responsible to pay this co-pay at the time of your visit. The co-pay amounts for this plan are:

  • $20-Urgent Care Facility
  • $20-Per Medication
  • $50-Doctor or Specialist
  • $100-Emergency Room (ER) and Inpatient Hospitalization

If you have any questions regarding insurance before your programme in the US starts, please contact our team. Once you are in the USA, please direct any questions or enquiries dorect to your support team at CIEE (details at the top of this section).


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