International SOS (ISOS) provides access to travel advice and information and emergency medical and security services to all Babson College students and employees traveling on College business or a College program.
These services are available during the Babson sponsored/approved component of your travel and a total of 7 days outside of that period.
Please note that while access to information and referrals are free of charge, other services that require an expenditure of funds to another party are offered on a cost basis. In addition, the contract provides assistance for medical and other emergencies only; it is not health insurance and does not cover the cost of medical care. For example, if you are ill and need a referral to an English-language medical center, you can contact ISOS collect, and they will refer you to the nearest appropriate facility, at no charge to you. However, ISOS does not cover the cost of the medical care provided to you; you have to rely on your health insurance or your own resources to cover the cost if you’re a student and workers’ compensation insurance if you’re an employee.
When planning international travel, it is strongly recommended that you visit the Babson College/ISOS website. At this site, you can do the following:
Print an ISOS information Card
Keep this card with you at all times while traveling abroad. It has the information necessary to access ISOS services. It also advises others that you are an ISOS member in the event of an emergency in which you are not able to communicate this information.
Create a medical emergency record
The emergency medical record is subject to HIPPA regulations. As such, it is a confidential record to which no one at Babson (other than the traveler and ISOS) will have access. If, while traveling abroad, you experience a medical emergency, ISOS will access and share this information only if necessary and only to medical providers involved in your care.
Research Travel, Medical, and Security Advice
You can research travel, security, medical information, and advice for the regions you plan to visit while traveling abroad. This includes names of recommended medical providers and State Department travel warnings.
Download the ISOS Membership App
Anyone traveling abroad on College business or programs is urged do this. This App can be downloaded to your smartphone or other mobile device so you are able to access ISOS services on the move. You can also sign up to receive real time alerts to your smart phone should a security emergency arise in the region in which you are traveling.
Risk Management coordinates the plan with ISOS. Contact Risk Management if you have questions or if you need a proof of coverage letter.