Stanford University International Student Health Insurance Cardinal Care

Stanford University International Students can waive Cardinal Care and enroll in a comprehensive International Student Health insurance policy from GeoBlue.

The GeoBlue International Student policy has a lower annual premium ($2,890), a lower out of pocket maximum ($1,000) and a $0 Zero deductible.  And you can see any doctor, specialist or hospital.

Cardinal Care annual premium is: $5,208, has a $500 plan deductible (Tier 2), out of pocket maximum of $4,000, and you must first see the school clinic before being referred outside to a specialist.

  • Do you need a referral to see a specialist:  GeoBlue (no), Stanford (yes).
  • Do you have coverage with “out of network doctors: GeoBlue (yes), Stanford (no).

Also, GeoBlue provides the same great coverage when you are traveling, either around California, in other states or worldwide.

The Stanford Health Net plan has limitations when traveling outside California and outside the U.S.  GeoBlue goes with you regardless of where you are traveling worldwide.

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GeoBlue Mobile App …

Locate doctors, clinics and hospitals, view doctor profiles, view a claim refund, email a doctor your ID card and proof of insurance. look up translations for medical terms, order prescriptions and much more all at your fingertips and your smart phone or tablet.

J-1 and F-1 Student Visa eligible policies.  Comprehensive Global medical insurance cover for the student studying outside of their home country, along with access to qualified physicians and hospitals in over 190 countries.  Protect yourself against unforeseen accidents and illnesses.

Access to the largest network in the U.S.

GeoBlue members have access to the Blue Cross Blue Shield network—the largest in the U.S. The 92% of doctors and 96% of hospitals participating allow for maximum convenience and flexibility for those in need of healthcare services. This network will bill GeoBlue directly so members don’t have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses during care—whether it’s inpatient or outpatient.

A one-call solution for any issue

With GeoBlue, members get concierge-level service, meaning it’s prompt and easy to get care when they need it, wherever they are.
Global services are available 24/7/365 to assist members with anything from arranging direct pay, coordinating evacuations or getting
the proper follow up care.
For administrators, GeoBlue is readily available to help you assist your students with any question, problem or concern whether it’s
related to the expected or unexpected.

GeoBlue Navigator Health Plan

Worldwide medical coverage specifically designed for international students and faculty.

  • Unlimited annual and lifetime medical maximum.
  • Illnesses and injuries related to terrorism are covered.
  • Meets all Schengen Visa requirements.

Direct Pay—Paperless, Cashless, Convenient.  GeoBlue members can avoid paying out of pocket for care by using Direct Pay. Through this service
participating providers outside the U.S. bill GeoBlue directly for covered medical treatment.

John Conner

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