Insurance Abroad

Traveling Internationally?

USAWP and the USOC offer medical insurance policies while traveling outside the United States. Safe Trip Custom coverage through United Healthcare Global provides a travel insurance option for coverage to our USAWP clubs. They issue insurance ID cards via mail or email with 24-hour contact numbers. Please see below for information regarding the plan and how to apply.

USA Water Polo also provides participation clearance to teams and/or athletes wishing to participate abroad. Teams and athletes must request the clearance from the National Office by sending an email to with the details of the participation, including but not limited to location, event, dates, competition level, etc. Any and all members requesting a clearance letter must be in good-standing with USA Water Polo in order to be considered for a release to participate.

United Healthcare Global - Safe Trip Program

UHCG Safe Trip
A comprehensive package of short term medical insurance, can be purchased to cover illness and/or injury while traveling overseas. The plan provides access to doctors and hospitals (in the country of location), emergency evacuation, stabilization, and a safe return home, if needed. In the case of an illness or injury while traveling, Safe Trip acts as the primary insurance while overseas. The policy has $200,000 benefit coverage and costs around $3.25 per person, per day. Prices may be subject to change. For a summary of coverage, please view the Safe Trip Enrollment Guide Get Acrobat Reader.

>>> How to apply for Safe Trip
Please email to request the International Travel Roster form (current club membership required). Club will be billed directly, please indicate Club Name under Special Billing Instructions and provide USA Water Polo with club address. Payment is not covered by USA Water Polo. Failure to pay may result in sanctions from USA Water Polo. For more information on the specifics of the policy, please view this SafeTrip summary guide Get Acrobat Reader. For any other policy questions, please contact 

International Roster

Teams: For USA Water Polo teams participating abroad, a roster is required to confirm USA Water Polo membership of the club, team, athletes, and coaches. If there is not a specific sanction in the system, there is an International Roster option the club administrator or coach can create through his/her online membership account. Select the specific event OR "International Roster (for teams participating abroad)" from the drop down menu. This roster can be presented to the host federation as confirmation of USA Water Polo membership. Should the hosting federation need an additional letter for the team, please email All athletes in International events must be current members with minimum silver level status and coaches must meet all USAWP requirements.

International Release

Individual Athletes: For athletes selected to participate in a league or event in another country, the athlete is required to get a letter of clearance from the USA Water Polo National Office. This release states the member is current and in good-standing with USA Water Polo. Athlete must have a minimum silver athlete membership (silver, shieldy, college/young professional, coach, and referee all qualify) and must hold a current membership with current certifications, and no suspensions or payments pending. Please email to request an international release letter. Athletes not receiving an International Release will not be covered by the USAWP Insurance policy for international participation.




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