Information about Coverage When You Travel Abroad

Information about Coverage When You Travel Abroad

Do you ever travel out of the country? There’s nothing wrong with wanderlust as long as you are prepared for emergencies! If you like to travel, there are travel medical health plans designed to pick up where your primary at-home plan leaves off.

Whatever corner of the world your curiosity takes you, health issues can come up.

The first step to getting overseas coverage, is to check the coverage you already have. If you get your health plan through your job, log in to your Blue Access for MembersSM account or talk to your benefits administrator. Ask if you have Blue Cross Blue Shield Global® Core program.

What is Global Core? It’s a program that gives you access to doctors and hospitals when you’re away from home. It can even include services provided overseas or for extended stays!

Don’t have Global Core or group coverage? Don’t worry! That’s where GeoBlue® travel medical health plans come in. These plans give you access to medical assistance, services, doctors and hospitals in over 200 countries and territories around the world. Along with access to care, these plans give you peace of mind.

Visit GeoBlue or contact your agent to find the short-term or long-term travel product that fits your international travel plans.

 Here’s How You Can Participate

Taking part in the programs is easy. Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Verify your international benefits with your plan before leaving the United States. Benefits may be different outside the country.
  2. Visit our GeoBlue page to compare plans and determine what best fits your travel needs abroad.
  3. Remember to always carry your health insurance ID card.
Find More Information

For answers to our most frequently asked questions (FAQs), eligibility details, a program brochure and lots more information, visit the website.

Originally published 11/16/2015; Revised 2017, 2021