What is it? It covers some medical bills for RTF Students and official volunteers injured on a student film shoot. It covers accidents, not illness. For instance, a broken leg from your film set would be covered but the flu would not. Note that pre-existing conditions are not covered and only unpaid cast/crew qualify.
How much does it cost a production student?
Deductible: $50 deductible per incident -- this is what YOU owe if you have an accident that requires medical attention. The policy carries a principle sum of $25,000 maximum medical expense benefit and $10,000 for accidental death and dismemberment per covered student. It is an "Excess" policy which means if you have your own insurance, you claim on it first and the RTF policy as the secondary; however, if you are not insured, the "Excess" policy will be treated as your primary.
Example: Crew member accidentally broke a leg while working on a student film. You must contact Wendy Stuessy, Mona Syed (graduate students only), or Lauren Castro ASAP to complete paperwork & provide documentation that RTF will forward to the insurance company. This helps cover medical bills you paid out of pocket.
How do you submit a claim? Contact Wendy Stuessy, Mona Syed (graduate students only), or Lauren Castro via phone or email within 48 hours of the injury. You will be asked to provide a written statement of the circumstances and itemized medical receipts for all expenses incurred. (Should additional expenses be incurred for the same incident, these should be submitted to Wendy or Mona as they are incurred.) Your written statement of circumstances should also go to Keefe Boerner and the RTF Production Area Head; Wendy or Mona will forward information to them if it is uncertain whether they have been informed.
NOTE:The injured person must be an RTF student currently enrolled at UT Austin and engaged in supervised/sponsored RTF activities OR a volunteer whose participation in an academic project can be documented. $32.64 /pdn student/class/semester – included as part of an insurance bundle (liability, equipment replacement, & accident).