BEFORE YOU GO ABROAD TO CERNThis form is also available on the LNS website at http://web.mit.edu/lns/services/abroad-info.html andPhysics Department at ase notify by email Elsye Luc ([email protected]) in LNS Headquarters as soon as you know that youwill be going abroad. You will also need to stop by the office in person (26-505) before you leave foryour trip.IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY WHILE ABROADINTERNATIONAL SOS (ISOS):*Call collect from anywhere in the world( 1 215 942 8226 / MIT ID #: 11BSGC000066)MIT has contracted with the travel assistance company, International SOS (ISOS), to provide emergencymedical, security evacuation and other support services to faculty, staff, and students who are travelingabroad on MIT business. International SOS has 24-hour alarm centers, international clinics, and remotesite medical facilities covering five continents. Call collect any time ( 1 215 942 8226 MIT ID#11BSGC000066). International calling codes for the United States vary please check this website for thecorrect code.You are strongly advised to visit the MIT's International SOS Program Portal. This custom-designed sitehas a wealth of resources providing country-specific medical and security travel advice as well as a list ofall ISOS benefits. You can sign up for email alerts, register your trip, and print a copy of the ISOSMembership card. We also encourage you to download the ISOS App onto your mobile device prior toyour travel.During your time abroad, the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan will cover your care if you have amedical emergency or need urgent medical care anywhere in the world. If you receive emergency orurgent care from a provider or facility that participates with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), the provideror facility will simply bill Blue Cross for your treatment.You may receive non-routine, non-urgent care when you are out of the area, including office visits tohealthcare providers for illnesses or injuries, maternity care, mental health and substance abuse services,diagnostic tests, and physical therapy. Your out-of-pocket costs will always be lower if you receive theseservices from a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)-participating provider (Preferred Provider).
FINDING BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD (BCBS) PROVIDERSOutside of the country: To find a BCBS-participating provider (Preferred Provider) outside of the U.S.,go to BlueCard Worldwide, Click on the accept button in the box to your right, then enter the first threeletters of the identification code on your insurance card (MTP) and click "GO."The screen below will load. From the "Select a Provide Type" area box, choose "Hospital/Inpatient"2
The screen below will appear. Choose a “Specialty”, if known, choose “Country”, “City” and “Range”and hit Search.The below list will populate. You should always try to use the "Preferred Provider," but for anemergency, you should go to the nearest hospital facility.3
For Outpatient services, you would simply choose Outpatient from the "Select a Provider Type" andfollow steps as before.TIPS FOR TRAVELING ON MIT BUSINESS: tyKNOW WHO TO GO TO WHEN YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WHILE AT CERN: Students:at CERN: senior group membersat MIT: Physics Academic Administrator Cathy Modica ([email protected]) oryour group’s administrative assistant; MIT sponsoring program (MISTI) ifapplicableISSUES AROUND HOUSING:Terminating your MIT campus housing: If you get a letter from your supervisor stating you are being stationed overseas, you will not berequired to pay a termination fee.http://housing.mit.edu/graduatefamily/moving outFinding temporary housing: Consult your group’s administrative assistant for help with booking temporary housing, and tobook CERN hotels at the best rate (http://gs-dep.web.cern.ch/en/hotels-rates) CERN Hostel: http://gs-dep.web.cern.ch/en/CERN HousingApartment hunting near CERN: International University in Geneva accommodation search tips: ing http://www.immostreet.ch/en/HomePage?LAN CODE ENG&SKIN is http://www.regierhone.ch4
[email protected]:https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next .cern%2F - Facebook group with CERN people who speak English looking for roommate.Seloger.com: http://www.seloger.com/ - helpful in comparing apartments by area, price and criteria.FORMAL REGISTRATION AT CERN:CERN Users Office:Responsible for documentation, provides information to newcomershttp://usersoffice.web.cern.chInformation on gistrationHome Institution ionDeclarationforUO.pdfrequires an appropriate MIT signature: Students: Physics Academic Administrator Cathy Modica ([email protected])HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE MIT Student Medical Plan: included with tuition, provides students with access to most servicesat MIT Medical at no additional charge.MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan: provides further coverage, including prescriptions, offcampus specialty care, and hospitalization. For coverage beyond the MIT Student Medical Plan,nearly 70 percent of MIT students choose the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. Studentsregistered for 27 units or more per term are automatically enrolled in, and billed for, the MITStudent Extended Insurance Plan. If you’re covered by the MIT Student Extended InsurancePlan, you can use those benefits anywhere in the world.Medical EmergenciesThe MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan covers your care if you have a medical emergency or needurgent medical care anywhere in the world. If you receive emergency or urgent care from a provider orfacility that participates with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), the provider or facility will simply billBlue Cross for your treatment. However, if you receive care from a non-participating provider, you mayhave to pay for your care up front and file a claim for reimbursement.Mental Health CareWhen you see a clinician outside MIT Medical, those services are covered by the supplemental insuranceplan—either the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan or your other comprehensive plan. If you are covered by the MIT Student Extended Plan, and you see a mental health clinicianwho participates in the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, your first 12 visits in a calendaryear are covered in full (100%). After that, you will have a 25 copay for each visit.If you are covered by the MIT Student Extended Plan, and you see a mental health clinicianwho does NOT participate in the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, your first 12 visits in acalendar year are covered at 100 percent of the BCBS allowed amount. After that, your insurancewill cover 80 percent of the allowed amount, and you will pay the other 20 percent. For all ofyour visits, your clinician may bill you for the difference between the BCBS allowed amount andhis or her charges. This is something you should discuss with your clinician ahead of time.5
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Other Out-of-Area CareThe MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan does not cover routine care outside of MIT Medical. “Routine care”would include such things as regular physical or gynecological exams, allergy testing, and most immunizations,including flu shots and travel vaccines.However, you may receive non-routine, non-urgent care when you are out of the area, including office visits tohealthcare providers for illnesses or injuries, maternity care, mental health and substance abuse services, diagnostictests, and physical therapy. Your out-of-pocket costs will always be lower if you receive these services from a BlueCross Blue Shield (BCBS)-participating provider.Finding Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) providers To find a BCBS-participating provider outside of the U.S., go to BlueCard Worldwide, and log in byentering the first three letters of the identification code on your insurance card Inside the US, find a provider at http://provider.bcbs.comAdditional links on insurance coverage and usage: Complete information on Student Medical Plan: alth-plansForm to request documentation of your insurance coverage: at rage-letter-requestIf you have questions about what your insurance covers, write to [email protected] purchase insurance and file for reimbursement with MIT Benefits if you are permanently stationedoutside the US: /CERNHealth.pdf7