Health Benefits Plan For U.S. Student Fulbrighters
The U.S. Department of State has established health and accident benefits for all Fulbright Fellows. The Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) is a basic policy and it is not a substitute for your private health benefits coverage. It is not intended to cover long-term health care and has limitations in coverage. For this reason, you are encouraged to maintain your current policy or to obtain comprehensive health insurance coverage to offset the cost of major medical contingencies that may occur when you are abroad, to cover you if you travel outside of the host country, and/or to provide you with immediate coverage when you return to the U.S.
The ASPE policy provides coverage up to $100,000 per illness or accident with a $25 deductible for each claim. The Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges Booklet is available at Seven Corners. To print your membership card, go to the MyPlan section of the website, using your Fulbright Grantee ID number as your Participant ID.
Seven Corners Health Benefits
- Medical referrals for doctors and hospitals
- Medical and prescription claims
- Medical evacuations
- Assistance with questions on ASPE coverage and medical bills
Seven Corners Contact Information
Toll Free: (800) 461-0430
Collect Outside U.S.: (317) 818-2867
Frequently Asked Questions
When does my coverage start and end?
Generally, coverage begins when you leave the U.S. for your grant country and continues until you return to the U.S. at the end of the grant period. In most circumstances, you are only covered while you are in your grant country during the grant period. Stopovers during travel, diversionary travel outside of the country of assignment, or stays in the country prior to the start of the grant or after completion of the grant will not be covered by the Department's benefits. You will not be covered if you take a trip or vacation outside of your host country. See the Booklet for further details on when and where you are covered.Seven Corners can provide assistance to U.S. students trying to locate a physician overseas and in some cases has established a process where overseas physicians can direct bill Seven Corners (lessening the out-of-pocket expenses for U.S. grantees). U.S. grantees will also have the option to order maintenance drugs prior to their overseas departure. Download the Quick Reference Guide to the ASPE program for U.S. Students.
Where can I find information about supplemental medical insurance for me or general coverage for my family?
How do I file a claim?
Fully itemized, original bills including Patient’s Name, Nature of Illness/Injury
Description and Charge for each service provided
Note that if you need extensive treatment (i.e., surgery, extensive tests, etc.), you should contact the Seven Corners Administrator to determine coverage and payments.
Who should I contact when I have questions about eligibility, filing a claim or a claim status?
All queries regarding the ASPE plan should be directed to the program administrator, Seven Corner, Inc.
Seven Corners, Inc.P.O. Box 3724
Carmel, Indiana 46082-3724 USA
1-800-461-0430 (toll free for grantees in the United States)
317-818-2867 (a collect call for grantees outside of the United States)