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.

USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services (USI or TIS) is an independent insurance agency, recently recognized as one of Forbes Advisor’s Best Travel Insurance Companies for 2020, 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

Call USI at (800) 937-1387 or visit USI’s website to receive a travel insurance quote.   Some tour operators may offer limited or partial insurance coverage, click here to compare coverage provided by the tour operator versus full travel insurance coverage.

After your reservation is confirmed, we will email you information about this travel insurance plan, with links to the costs and application forms. If you enroll with USI’s Travel Insurance Select plan, they will email 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.

Check out our live webinar discussion of insurance coverage, this pre-recorded webinar from USI covering the basics of travel insurance protection or read the highlights

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

Whether you select the insurance coverage provided by USI 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.