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Travel Insurance

For several years, the Florida Conference of the UMC has been blessed to be able to provide comprehensive insurance coverage for our local churches and ministries, including accident insurance coverage for domestic mission teams. That coverage has been enhanced by also providing insurance for mission teams from Florida Conference churches traveling internationally. Coverage includes medical expenses due to treatment, services and supplies for injuries or sickness while participating in volunteer activities outside of the United States, on church-sponsored trips. You should register your United Methodist church-sponsored trip with Molly even if the trip is not UMVIM related. If you are traveling to Cuba read all of the instructions below. 

Also included as a part of this insurance package Worldcue (ijet) is international crisis management assistance. 24/7 assistance and guidance is provided for the international church group traveler for a wide variety of issues that may arise during travel, including but not limited to: lost passport or luggage, civil unrest, or other emergencies. Online safety resources and country specific information will also be available.

With such great coverage, we certainly don’t intend to make the process cumbersome in any way. At the same time, however, we have to make sure we know who is traveling under the program. We’ve had a few very urgent travel situations involving Florida Conference folks where we have had to react very quickly, working with the particular vendors, to make sure our folks got home safely. So, the information we request is of necessity.

If you have any questions about travelers insurance, or WorldAware please contact

Molly McEntire

or 1-800-282-8011 x. 195

Team leader

International Trips need to turn in the following: Official Team Roster form, completed missioner profile for each team member, and flight itinerary. The team leader holds onto the copy of the Missioner profile, Medical Information and Release of Claim, Parent Consent form (if younger than 18), and a Notification of Death for each team member. 

WorldAware (worldcue) Why flight itinerary? Included as a part of this insurance package is international crisis management assistance.  24/7 assistance and guidance is provided for the international church group traveler for a wide variety of issues that may arise during travel, including but not limited to:  lost passport or luggage, civil unrest, or other emergencies.     Online safety resources and country specific information will also be available. WorldAware is a great resource for your trip. You will be able to research vital risk information about the country to which you are travelling using the international travel planning site sponsored by the Ministry Protection Insurance program.  Molly McEntire will provide you access to this site when you register your trip with her. Please review with all travelers, in detail, the risk information for the country where you are traveling. If travelling to a country with a “High” or “Very High” risk category  as rated in the travel planning website please contact Ministry Protection at 1-800-282-8011 x199

Domestic Trips  for accidental insurance we only need a team roster. Accident insurance information will be emailed to team leader. 

  • If you have questions please contact Molly McEntire or 1-800-282-8011 x. 195
  • Team leaders collect all documents from team members. **To register your team, submit the team roster, flight itinerary and a missioner profile for each team member to Katherine Lain , Administrative  Assistant, at least 2 weeks in advance.** Team leader keeps all other paperwork with them.

*Please complete the following steps for insurance coverage*

The TEAM leader needs to send in ALL completed forms at ONCE. If ALL the forms are not completed insurance will not be issued. DO not have people from your team send in forms individually. 

1. Team Roster - Return to Katherine Lain/Team leader keeps copy for trip. 

2. Missioner Profile -  Return to Katherine Lain/Team leader keeps copy for trip.

2. Medical Information and Release of Claim- Team leader keeps for trip. 

3. Parental Consent Form- Team leader keeps for trip. 

4. Notification of Death- Team leader keeps for trip. 

5. Flight Itinerary- Send to Katherine Lain. 

6. Print out insurance cards for each traveler. Bring on trip. 

7. Print out Insurance information packet- Bring copy on trip.  

7. Register for team training- Molly McEntire - mmcentire@flumc.org 

8. Checklist for team leader. 

CUBA TRAVEL

If you are traveling to Cuba the following things are required. 

1) Any traveler to Cuba complete both of the forms listed below and return them to Loretta Williams, Account Specialist

Loretta.Williams@aon.com (O) 1.813.636.3541 | (M) 1.727.510.8024. Do NOT send them any other paperwork except the two forms below. 

AIG_Cuba_Travel_Certification.pdf

NEW+Cuba+Travel+Certification+for+Policyholder_10+Jun+22+(1).pdf

If you have any questions about travelers insurance, or WorldAware please contact

 Molly McEntire- mmcentire@flumc.org or 1-800-282-8011 x. 195

If you are traveling for a disaster recovery trip (ERT) please contact before sending in your paperwork. Trish Warren
Conference Disaster Response Coordinator
1-800-282-8011 Ext. 148
(863) 661-4939 (cell)

COVID-19 Helpful Tips

  • PLEASE READ OVER CDC COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND YOUR LOCAL CHURCHES BEORE YOU TRAVEL.
  • We highly recommend having everyone test before leaving the on the trip. 
  • We highly recommend people wearing masks while traveling.
  • If anyone contracts COVID-19 while on a trip have them isolate immediately. 
  • Insurance does NOT cover COVID-19 expenses due to having to quarantine or stay in an area longer. Coverage for COVID-19 only includes medical expenses due to treatment. Please contact Molly before your trip if you have any questions about what is covered.