There are unique risks associated with foreign travel, and the College wants to help make your trip safe and productive. Several services are provided for employees traveling abroad on business. To access these services, register your foreign travel with the Office of Finance. When we receive your registration, we'll send you a package with information tailored for your trip, including travel alerts, medical alerts and an access card for the executive assistance program.
We will provide up-to-date security information about events, conditions and "trouble spots" for your destination. We'll also provide an Airline Guide, City Guide, and an overall country risk rating that can help you make informed choices about your travel plans. The information is copyrighted and for the sole use of Franklin & Marshall College employees traveling abroad on business, so please keep it in-house.
We will provide health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control about your destination. The information may include vaccine recommendations; tips on staying healthy and avoiding sickness; suggestions on what you need to bring with you; and what you should do, if anything, after your return home.
We offer an executive assistance service called CNA Passport Companion provided by World Wide Assistance Services, Inc. The Companion is a 24 hour, 365 days-a-year travel assistance hotline, which can be accessed from around the globe. It offers:
An example of how this can be used: you're traveling in Nigeria and are injured. There isn't a medical facility that can treat your injury. Call The Companion. They will find the closest medical facility that is qualified to treat your injury and arrange for your evacuation to that facility.
The Companion will contact the College to verify your eligibility to use this service, so be sure to register your foreign travel plans.
The College carries a foreign travel insurance package that can cover costs resulting from accidents that occur while employees are traveling on business. These are some of the coverages afforded by this policy:
The foreign travel insurance policy will not cover losses that result from an act of war or terrorism. Also, if the U.S. State Department prohibits travel to a country, the foreign travel insurance policy will not provide coverage in that country.