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Travel and Health Insurance

Faculty Travel Health Insurance Information

For short trips this travel insurance coverage is available. The cost is approximately $4.00 per day for travelers under 70 years of age, slightly higher for over 70. The service is comprehensive and very reliable. This is the policy UNM recommends for all short-term international trips for both staff and faculty. For details and application forms, visit Safety & Risk Services' Travel Insurance page.

BETA (Basic Emergency Travel Assistance)*
This is a policy option for travelers who believe they have sufficient international health and accident coverage, but do not have medical evacuation and repatriation. The BETiNS company offers a policy for $18 per six months that provides minimal medical evacuation and repatriation, but no other coverage. Details and application are available at

*NOTE: although this is the cheapest alternative, it also provides the least coverage.

For general information on insurance and liability at UNM, visit UNM Department of Safety and Risk Services.

All student inquiries should be directed to or (505) 277-4621