What is UHC Global?
UHC Global is the university-approved emergency medical insurance provider for Cornell University. All faculty, students, and staff members who are traveling on university business 100 miles away from campus are automatically eligible for benefits.
Who is UHC Global?
Since 1977, UHC Global has been assisting travelers nationally and worldwide by utilizing highly trained, multilingual coordinators in conjunction with an extensive information and communication system to provide medical and travel-related assistance.
When should I contact UHC Global?
Coordinators are available 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Many times people assume that the services are to be used only in serious cases. Be assured that UHC Global is there to help you with any type of problem regardless of the severity.
What if local medical facilities are inadequate?
If, through our medical management, it is determined that local medical providers are inappropriate for treatment, UHC Global will arrange for a medically safe evacuation to a facility capable of providing the necessary care.
What happens if I am hospitalized?
It is important to notify UHC Global as soon as possible so that your treating physician can be contacted to assess your condition and treatment plans to ensure your safe recovery. UHC Global will then update your family, employer/organization and personal physician as appropriate and assist you until you have returned home or have received final treatment.
How do I open a case if I am away?
Contact Cornell Police at (607) 255-1111, who are instructed to work with Craig McAllister (Director of Risk Management), and they will open a case for you. Call the Frontier UHC Global phone number (listed below) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I purchase a plan for my leisure travel?
Plans are offered at a discount rate for Cornell students, faculty, and staff members.
How do I purchase a plan for myself (not related to the University)?
The University’s account representative is Diana Winslow; her email is email@example.com.
The world-wide number for UHC Global is (800) 472-0906 from the U.S., +1-713-267-2525 worldwide (collect). The university's policy number is 343211.