International Travel

CIGNA – International Elite Medical Plan

Coverage for employees of Fordham who are traveling overseas on Fordham business, who are covered under the Fordham University Medical Plan and whose travel will extend beyond 30 days and up to 6 months will be able to receive coverage for themselves and their family members traveling with them.


This coverage is available at no cost to full-time active employees who are traveling on the business of, or at the expense of, Fordham University outside of their country of residence or permanent assignment.


If your business travel is less than 30 days and you are covered under the Fordham University Medical Plan, you will be covered for emergency care only.


If you are a Faculty member, please make sure that you have already obtained the necessary authorizations for your travel.


Your coverage doesn't begin until you file a claim under the terms of our policy with CIGNA.

Filing a Claim

You may contact CIGNA at 1-800-243-1348 or at 001-302-797-3535 (collect calls are accepted). You may also contact CIGNA at or call the Client Service Manager: Rita Hui-Wen Hsiao, 140 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017 USA,  646-658-7048, The policy number for this coverage is 06655A.


You can also initiate your coverage by going to CIGNA’s web site for International coverage.


  1. Go to
  2. Select from the “I am a customer” box “I am an international business traveller.”
  3. Log on by entering
  4. Username:  06655AMBA
  5. Password:    Cigna1
  6. Select “Online Claims” on the navigational toolbar at the top of the page
  7. You will need to provide:
    • Details about your claim
    • Travel dates
    • Preferred Payment Method
    • Banking information (per payment method)
    • Other coverage information (if applicable)