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Travel Emergencies/Insurance Information

Prior to departure, travelers should familiarize themselves with the emergency, insurance, and travel warning information posted on and linked to this site.

Pre-trip Procedures

USC business travelers should purchase commercial transportation using the Travel Card and/or a a contract travel agency. Both methods:

  • Provide supplemental insurance coverage
  • Allow USC to track the whereabouts of business travelers
  • Facilitate return travel in the event of an emergency or last-minute schedule change

Please note that while it is not a policy violation to use personal funds to pay for USC business travel, the benefits and coverages mentioned herein offer compelling reasons for using the recommended forms of payment described here.

Insurance Information

Before traveling, familiarize yourself with the following USC insurance information:

It is not necessary to purchase lost baggage and common carrier life insurance when tickets are purchased either via a paperless purchase order or the Travel Card. Both forms of payment provide this coverage.

International Alerts and Contacts

This information has moved to the new USC Procurement web site. The information on this page can now be found at Travel Emergencies. Please bookmark the new page for future reference.

USC Travel Emergency Hotline

This information has moved to the new USC Procurement web site. The information on this page can now be found at Travel Emergencies. Please bookmark the new page for future reference.

This page will be removed permanently on or before June 30, 2014.