Benefits Plans - BUSINESS Travel Accident Insurance and TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

All active faculty and staff members traveling domestically and internationally while on official University of Michigan business (excluding everyday travel to and from work) are provided coverage for accidental death or permanent total disability. The university pays the full premium and you do not have to enroll in this coverage.

Plan Summary

  • Business Travel Accident Insurance is administered by MetLife effective July 1, 2013
  • Coverage begins on your first day of work and continues until your last day of work at the University of Michigan.
  • If you die while traveling on university business, the plan provides a minimum benefit of $50,000 or 10 times your annual salary, whichever is more, with a ceiling of $500,000. The plan also pays benefits for dismemberment and disability.
  • The maximum benefit for any one covered accident is $10 million.

Travel Assistance

In addition to business travel insurance, the travel assistance program from AXA Assistance USA, Inc., provides travel services to you and your family anytime you are 100 or more miles from home. See Travel Assistance for more information.

Filing a Claim

Your department representative or a family member should call the SSC Contact Center to file a claim by calling 734-615-2000 or 1-866-647-7657 (toll free).

When traveling on University-related business, every member of the university community should leave an itinerary with his/her department and at least one other person prior to departure. This alleviates confusion and ensures his/her coverage.

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The University of Michigan in its sole discretion may modify, amend, or terminate the benefits provided with respect to any individual receiving benefits, including active employees, retirees, and their dependents. Although the university has elected to provide these benefits this year, no individual has a vested right to any of the benefits provided. Nothing in these materials gives any individual the right to continued benefits beyond the time the university modifies, amends, or terminates the benefit. Anyone seeking or accepting any of the benefits provided will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the benefits programs and the university's right to modify, amend or terminate them.