Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) Insurance Program Self-Enrollment

CISI Coverage:

  • Provides medical, travel, emergency assistance, and liability coverages while traveling abroad.
  • Is mandated by UWSA for all University of Wisconsin students studying/traveling abroad under a UW sponsored program.
  • Is strongly recommended for UW-Madison faculty and staff.
  • Has a separate program available for dependents.
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The NEW - CISI On-Line Credit Card Purchase Option for Self-Enrollment:

  • Allows participants to enroll themselves directly (with credit card) in the CISI group insurance plan created for UW-Madison sponsored international programs and activities. To purchase coverage via credit card go to and follow enrollment instructions. Individuals may contact UW-Madison Risk Management (262-8926), for complete details
  • Individuals may use personal credit card or My Corporate Card. Do not use P-Card at this time.
  • Upon successful completion of self-enrollment, individuals will quickly receive an email directly from "CISI Enrollments" containing their personalized ID enrollment card, consulate letter as well as a detailed coverage brochure with claim form and contact information.
  • NOTE – This does not replace existing enrollment methods, rather, it is an excellent option for individual or “last-minute” situations.

Please contact Jeff Karcher, Director of Risk Management,, (608) 262-8925 with questions or for additional information.