Insurance for students

Information about the insurance service of the University of Bologna.

All students regularly enrolled to a degree programme at the University of Bologna are insured against accidents (except risk during the journey between home and work).

Recipients of the insurance policy

The information described below is for all students enrolled to first, second and single cycle degree programmes, professional master's programmes, PhD programmes, post-graduate courses, summer and winter schools and non-medical specialisation schools. 

For students registered to a medical specialisation school, the coverage is limited to teaching activities only, excluding all activities performed in clinical or other healthcare facilities.
More information on insurance coverage for students enrolled to medical specialisation school.

Validity of the insurance policy

The insurance covers events occurring during the institutional activities run by the University of Bologna, even outside of university premises, provided the activity is authorised formally and in advance by the persons in charge of Teaching or of the University Structure.

Such authorisation, with a formally registered date (e.g. using a protocol number), must be kept in the records of the structure and must be produced at the request of the Insurance Contracts Unit in the event of an incident or other inspections.

To obtain a declaration concerning the extent of the insurance cover for activities undertaken outside of the university premises, the Insurance Contracts Unit must receive the insurance extension form [.doc] duly completed and undersigned by the person in charge.

What to do in the event of an accident

In the event of an accident, the persons involved must promptly notify the Insurance Contracts unit to obtain the necessary information. The incident must be reported no later than 30 days after the event by completing and undersigning both the report form and the information note pursuant to Italian law no. 196/2003, contained in the  form [.rtf]. The form, completed and undersigned, must be delivered to the Insurance Contracts Unit in person or by fax (051 2098845).

What to do in the event of an injury

In the event of an injury, the person(s) injured shall duly:

  1. submit the medical report from A&E to the Affiliation Structure (School or Department) – who will file an INAIL report and comply with any other requirement within the terms established by law, and notify the Insurance Contracts Unit;
  2. fill in the injury form to activate the private insurance cover Aig. This form can be returned to the Affiliation Structure (who will send it to our office) or to the Insurance Contracts Unit, within 30 days from the date the injury occurred.

The report in point 2 will not be taken into consideration if the report mentioned in point 1 was not submitted to the Affiliation Structure. 

In the event of presumed HIV virus contamination

In the event of presumed HIV virus contamination during institutional activities, the incident must be reported by telegram or fax within 3 days to Aig Europe Limited, prima Chartis 
Via della Chiusa 2, 20123 Milan
f.a.o. Incidents Department 
Fax 02 3690222
At the same time, a detailed description of the event must be sent by registered letter. 
All documents must also be sent for information to the Insurance Contracts Unit also by fax or e-mail, not necessarily by registered letter. 
Claims must be accompanied by a medical certificate issued by the Accident and Emergency department, and a statement from the person in charge of the facility confirming the event. The persons in charge shall therefore draft this declaration and deliver it to the persons concerned and/or the Insurance Contracts Unit.