Coverage While Traveling or Living Abroad
Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core
Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core gives Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont members access to their health care benefits wherever they go - across the country and around the world. Enrollment in the program is automatic and available to all Blue members.
When traveling outside of Vermont you may need access to medical services. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's National Doctor and Hospital Finder may help you find providers within the United States and its territories who may save you money.
Provider Search Guidelines
When searching for providers using the National Doctor and Hospital Finder, follow these guidelines:
|If you're enrolled in...||Then...|
|Vermont Freedom Plan (PPO) or
Qualified Health Plan (EPO)
|Always use a BlueCard PPO doctor or hospital to obtain the highest level of benefits.|
|Vermont Health Partnership (POS) or
|Contact our customer service team using the number on the back of your ID card for assistance in obtaining prior approval for out-of-network or out-of-state services.|
Traveling outside the United States requires planning but you can be certain that your health care coverage with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont travels with you through our Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core program.
For quick tips on accessing your coverage while you're outside the United States, view or print our Informational Brochure.
Find Providers and File Claims
You may visit our Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core website to help you find international providers, file international claims and more.
Proof of Insurance
Need a letter explaining international benefits to obtain a travel visa? Login to the Member Resource Center and click on 'Coverage While Traveling.'
Print a copy of the international claim form. Please note, it could take up to 30 days for a claim to process and up to 45 days for reimbursement.
You may still need prior approval for services. For assistance, contact our customer service team using the number on the back of your ID card.
You may also contact Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core toll-free at (800) 810-2583 or collect at (804) 673-1177. Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Last Update: April 2018