Register itinerary or you are not covered
Carry contact info provided by registry
UCSF Risk Management. Go to business travel link in the left hand column to register at our current carrier.
Existing policies and benefits apply to employees working oversees. Your medical insurance is affected while working abroad. They may have to be notified of your trip, especially if you need supplies before you go.
Some Visa applications may require you to submit proof of insurance, you can get this at the Risk Management Office. If you lose your iJet insurance card you can get it using the email you registered with. Follow the links in the travel insurance section here. Be sure to carry your Medical insurance card as well, it has contact numbers you may need while abroad, and is useful for crossing borders which sometimes require proof of insurance.
The business travel insurance covers some personal property coverage, but not UCSF property. The office of risk management has supplementary insurance available to cover UC property. contact list
If you are practicing under the auspices of your employment, your liability insurance provided as part of your employment will cover you. If your job description does not cover your activities, you may not be covered. When you are in the United States, you have defined protections as a physician volunteer (part of HIPAA) but when you travel abroad the federal protections do not apply. Each country has its own laws. If you plan to practice medicine as a volunteer abroad you are strongly advised to do so under the auspices of an international volunteer organization with a well defined presence in your host country. (CONTACT LIST)
This is fast becoming the norm even in international work. If you are launching a Clinical Study abroad it may be enlightening to talk about it with Risk Management.
The Office of the President negotiates car rental agreements (enter "car rental" in the search field) One of the big companies is likely available at your airport, and while much more expensive than local transport, they have defined legal relationships with the university. You should be able to book them thru connexxus