The Systemwide International Policies and Programs include the Defense Base Act Policy,
the International Package Policy, and the International SOS program.
ORM has purchased several insurance products to assist in covering the
various exposures for travelers and Institutions for workers’ compensation and liability claims
related to incidents abroad.
The Defense Base Act is a mandatory coverage, required to be carried by
the US government for any US entity contracting with the US government on work taking place in
foreign lands. It is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
The Foreign Package Policy includes foreign workers’ compensation,
foreign business auto, foreign general liability, and a local Mexico general liability and tourist policy.
The International SOS Program provides The University of Texas System (UT System) travelers and expatriates with worldwide emergency assistance and evacuation services while abroad. All UT System travelers and expatriates should log their travel itinerary with International SOS prior to trip departure.