» Is Your Health Insurance Travel Ready?
February 19, 2020
Most people understand the need for everyday health insurance, but have you considered your need for more travel-ready medical coverage?
From a sprained ankle on a cross-country road trip to a medical emergency on another continent, Whitaker-LaChance Agency has travel medical and international health insurance coverage to fit your needs.
Known as GeoBlue, this coverage provides peace of mind to world travelers and expats living abroad anywhere in the world via an elite network of providers, innovative mobile and online tools, and exceptional customer service.
While GeoBlue is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, you do not have to be currently enrolled in a Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield medical plan to purchase a GeoBlue plan.
Coverage options include single and multiple trip options for domestic and world travelers as well as long-term plans for expatriates.
Plans can be written to include coverage within the United States to supplement existing health insurance as well as coverage outside of the country.
Within the United States, GeoBlue’s network includes 90 percent of hospitals and 80 percent of physicians. With at least one provider available in every zip code in the country, the Blue network has more participating board-certified doctors than any other health insurance.
Outside of the United States, the elite provider network includes 158 regional physician advisors in 180 countries and territories around the world. Located in major cities and remote regions, approved providers practice Western style medicine, speak fluent English, and are certified by the American or Royal Board of Medical Specialties.
Service and Convenience
In addition to excellent healthcare providers, GeoBlue also offers customer service and convenience designed to get your travels back on track.
GeoBlue offers unique mobile and online services to help you find the best local doctors, hospitals, and resources when you need them and where you need them.
Available resources include the ability to:
• Find providers, hospitals, and pharmacies.
• Request appointments.
• View country or city profiles about crime, terrorism, and natural disasters.
• Display ID cards and email/fax account information to providers as necessary.
• Arrange direct pay to the provider, eliminating the need for out-of-pocket payment.
• Translate medications and medical terms and phrases.
• File a claim.
• Receive daily alerts detailing the latest security and health issues in a specific destination.
GeoBlue is equipped to assist with all types of medical concerns whether you have an expected or unexpected need, including second opinions, chronic care support, and maternity support.
The concierge-level, multi-lingual, in-house medical assistance and customer service provided by GeoBlue is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
Video consults are available for those in remote areas. Coordinated medical evacuations are available in more than 100 countries including Bahrain, Equatorial Guinea, Papua New Guinea,
Travel in Confidence
Whitaker-LaChance is here to help you travel in confidence. Contact us today to learn more about travel medical and international health insurance options from GeoBlue.
As an Acrisure Agency Partner, we have access to a variety of policies and carriers. We’re confident that we can develop a policy to meet your travel needs and more!