Travel Insurance

Each travel program is designed to care for your safety and comfort while abroad. In the case of unforeseen incidents, travel insurance is an important precaution to cover you, your family and your investment.

Travel Insurance Services (TIS) is an independent insurance agency that offers travel insurance to our alumni travel community. This optional insurance coverage is available for:

  • trip cancellation/interruption
  • baggage
  • emergency medical and evacuation expenses
  • emergency assistance services

After your reservation is confirmed, we will mail you information about this travel insurance plan, including costs and application forms. If you enroll with TIS, they will mail you a certificate of insurance that describes the policy provisions. If you need to make a claim, you will contact the 24-hour Worldwide Assistance Center number on your confirmation directly.

Read more about TIS rates, plans and deadlines:
Cover Letter
Rate Chart
Special message regarding the novel coronavirus
Promotional video

Whether you select the insurance coverage provided by TIS or another insurance agency of your choice, you should consider purchasing travel insurance coverage.

Points of Contact

Douglass Payne '04 ('06 MAT)
Senior Coordinator of Alumni Education and Travel
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Douglass has served as coordinator of alumni education and travel since 2013. She enjoys playing her cello, traveling internationally, knitting and running in her free time. At home, Douglass excels as a gluten-free baker and at showering her daughter Millie and son Henry with love.

Catherine Nichols '89
Senior Coordinator of Faculty Relations and Travel
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Catherine joined the GAA in Sept. 2016. She loves connecting faculty with alumni and the community. As an alumna of UNC and native of Chapel Hill, she’s thrilled to represent UNC and the alumni community through her work. Catherine enjoys spending time on campus with her family and traveling at any opportunity. She also enjoys movies, biking and reading.