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Travel Medical & International Health Insurance
Many of our clients are on the move! We have contracted with GeoBlue, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, to keep you covered whenever you travel internationally, by the name you know and trust. GeoBlue is a better kind of care for world travelers like you. Experience this travel insurance that provides unsurpassed service and the convenience of mobile technology to access the best medical care no matter what country, town or time zone.
Ease your worry while abroad with one of the many travel insurance plans offered by GeoBlue. Whether you are traveling alone, with a group, once a year, or taking multiple international journeys GeoBlue travel insurance offers a wide variety premiums and rich benefits. (Source: Why Choose GeoBlue).
Medicare Coverage – Foreign Travel
How does Medicare cover foreign travel?
In general, health care you get while traveling outside the U.S. isn’t covered. The 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa are considered part of the U.S. (Source: Medicare – Travel Outside the U.S., 2017).
How does my private health insurance (other than Medicare) cover foreign travel?
While private individual coverage in addition to, or outside of Medicare may offer added coverage while traveling outside the U.S., most have a lifetime maximum benefit that could be potentially be reached after one occurrence and leave you with massive out of pocket expenses. GeoBlue travel insurance gives you the freedom to choose the maximum benefit that’s right for you.
Advantages of GeoBlue Travel Insurance Coverage
Access Elite International Doctors & Hospitals
Member services is your link to the Geo Blue Global Provider Community. Gain access to in-depth profiles of carefully selected doctors, dentists, hospital and clinics around the world.
Gain appointments on short notice with leading providers and have GeoBlue settle the claim directly.
Manage Your Claims
Print a claim form, submit a claim online or track the status of an existing claim.
Maintain Your Personal Profile
Download an ID card, view your plan benefits and edit your travel profile settings to receive customized information.
Additional Key Services of GeoBlue Travel Insurance
- 24/7 toll free or collect call assistance around the world
- Profiles of notable local pharmacies and travel clinics
- Translations tools for medications, as well as medical terms/phrases
- Emergency numbers, health and security risks, vaccination requirements, and news alerts
- Personal Health management tools including symptom checker and second opinion services
Why Choose GeoBlue: https://geobluetravelinsurance.com/marketing/why-geoblue.cfm
Medicare - Travel Outside U.S.: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/travel-need-health-care-outside-us.html
GeoBlue - Member Services: https://geobluetravelinsurance.com/memberservices_preview.cfm