Workers' Compensation Insurance

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International Claims

Claims Reporting

To report international injuries, contact Amy Lee, Coordinator of Workers' Compensation Insurance (WCI) Programs for The University of Texas System (the UT System) at 512.499.4645.


Claim information

ORM conducted a survey of all of the Institutions related to foreign travel. The survey results found that for Fiscal Year 2006, there were over 19,000 travelers going to approximately 150 different countries throughout the world. There are over 400 contracts with the federal government that involve work outside of the United States.

ORM has purchased other insurance products to assist in covering exposures for travelers and Institutions for workers’ compensation and liability claims related to incidents abroad. Effective on August 1, 2006 the Defense Base Act Workers’ Compensation went into effect with AIG.

This 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.

On May 1, 2007 ORM placed an International Package Policy which includes foreign workers’ compensation, foreign business auto, foreign general liability, and a local Mexico general liability and tourista policy. This package is also placed with AIG.

For claims related to any of these policies, all loss will be adjusted by AIG. However, claims are still to be called into the Institution’s WCI Representative and then the UT System WCI Claims Office in Austin. This document is meant to be a guide to provide assistance to you in the reporting and processing of claims.

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