Coverage While Traveling
Built-in national and international coverage
Depending on your plan, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global® Core program enables Wellmark members to find hospitals, doctors and pharmacies across the country and around the globe. The Global Core program allows you to have the same benefits internationally that you have in the United States, such as your cost share and deductible.
It’s important to note that while Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core does provide built-in coverage when you’re traveling internationally, it does not provide full protection, such as for medical evacuation. Always be sure to call customer service before you leave the country or receive care.
To take advantage of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core program:
- Always carry your Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield member ID card.
- In an emergency, go directly to the hospital.
- Call or use the Doctor and Hospital Finder to find doctors and hospitals outside of your Blue Plan area.
When you visit Global Core online, make sure you have your card ready. Simply enter the first three characters of your member ID to do a Global Core provider search, file a claim and more.Visit Global Care External Site
Travel health insurance
Traveling abroad can be stressful, and the thought of facing a medical situation can make it even more worrisome. Depending on your trip, you may want to consider adding travel health insurance coverage from GeoBlue®.
GeoBlue is ideal for leisure and business travelers, expatriates living overseas for more than six months, and international students and missionaries.
You don’t need health coverage with Wellmark to purchase a GeoBlue plan.Get a Quote External Site
GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC (Worldwide Services Insurance Agency, LLC in California and New York), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. GeoBlue is the administrator of coverage provided under insurance policies issued in the District of Columbia by 4 Ever Life International Limited, Bermuda, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This coverage is offered to the members of the Global Citizens Association, Washington, D.C.
South Dakota residents: GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC (Worldwide Services Insurance Agency, LLC in California and New York), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is made available in cooperation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in select service areas. Coverage is provided under insurance policies underwritten by 4 Ever Life Insurance Company, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois NAIC #80985 under policy form series 55.1301. 4 Ever Life Insurance Company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.