GeoBlue Trekker Multi Trip International Medical

GeoBlue Trekker is designed to provides travelers with comprehensive international health and accident  insurance for multiple trips throughout the year.  An unlimited number of international trips up to 70 days for each international trip.

The Trekker Multi-Trip is an annual insurance policy used by individuals, families and employees. One policy for 12 months, covering you for an unlimited number of international trips.

  • Annual Premium:  $175 – $265

The annual premium is also a big reason for it’s popularity, for individuals up to age 50 the annual premium is only $175 for the annual policy.

GeoBlue Trekker is an annual international medical policy covering anyone who travels globally multiple times per year.

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Insurance – Even if you are already enrolled in a health plan, your coverage is limited when you travel abroad. In fact, your plan may not pay to have you safely evacuated if you are critically ill or injured.
Information – Where do you turn to learn which hospitals and physicians meet your standards? Keep up with breaking news about health and safety threats?  Translate key medical terms and brand name drugs?

Access to quality care – How do you find western trained, English-speaking doctors with the appropriate skills?  How do you arrange a convenient appointment?  Each GeoBlue Trekker policy includes broad, deep and reliable Global Health and Safety Services easily accessed through the web or our toll-free customer service center.

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Money Back Guarantee:

We are so confident in our products that we offer the best guarantee in the business!  If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, notify us in writing indicating your desire to cancel.  If you have not departed on your trip before the date of the communication, you will receive a full refund.

Why Choose GeoBlue Trekker?

Strength of a U.S. Insurer – Underwritten by 4 Ever Life Insurance Company, rated A- Excellent by A.M. Best. 4 Ever Life is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Better Coverage – Our plans have met the standards of state regulators and feature coverage more generous than plans sold as “off-shore” surplus coverage by foreign, non-admitted insurers. FOr example, our plan covers every trip taken, up to 70 days in length, in addition, we do not impose pre-certification penalties for hospitalization. Lastly, we provide coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and injuries related to a terrorist act.
A Better Kind of Care – Global travelers can leave home feeling confident that a trusted source of care is available at a moment’s notice – no matter what town, country or time zone. Travel anywhere knowing that if your health is a concern, getting good care is not.

Trekker Coverage Start Date – The insured person’s coverage under the GeoBlue Trekker plan for a trip during the period of insurance starts for a scheduled trip to a Foreign Country, when the insured person boards a conveyance at the start of the trip; and notwithstanding the foregoing, no coverage is in effect for a trip unless the insured person is scheduled to spend at least 24 hours away from home.

Trekker Coverage End Date – The insured persons coverage under this plan for a trip ends for a scheduled trip to a Foreign Country, when the insured Person alights from a conveyance at the completion of the trip; and in no event will coverage for a trip extend past the Maximum Trip Coverage Period of 70 days.

Choice of Hospital and Physician

Nothing contained in this plan restricts or interferes with the Eligible Participant’s right to select the Hospital or Physician of the insured person’s choice.  Also, nothing in this plan restricts the insured person’s right to receive, at his/her expense, any treatment not covered by this plan.

Access to an Elite International Provider Community

Outside the U.S. – GeoBlue has a network of doctors that includes almost every specialty you may need in over 180 countries.  Only a small fraction of doctors around the world meet GeoBlue standards – participation is by invitation only.  We seek out professionals certified by the American or Royal Board of Medical Specialties who speak English, and we factor in recommendations from over 140 Physician Advisors from all over the world.  Then we assemble in-depth profiles so our members can choose with confidence, and we put formal contracts in place to ensure patient access.  Once they’ve seen you, GeoBlue doctors bill us directly so you don’t have to file a claim.

Use the App:

Find doctors worldwide, fill a prescription, forward your ID card, view translations, where are high risk areas, understand what immunizations you need for the visited country, and much more.

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Emergency Evacuation and Centers of Excellence

GeoBlue coordinates emergency services with a worldwide network of contracted Physician Advisors as well as air ambulance operators selected for their safety records. Members in need of life-saving medical intervention are treated in Centers of Excellence in the U.S. and around the world whenever possible.

Around the Clock Assistance Call Center

GeoBlue maintains a 24/7, toll-free call center to assist GeoBlue members with everything from routine requests to medical emergencies.  The GeoBlue staff has years of experience with international medical assistance and has close working relationships with it’s international provider Community.

GeoBlue Travels with You

While traveling across the globe with the GeoBlue mobile app, you can quickly and conveniently find and access quality care using your mobile device.

Call today for more information.

John Conner
916-682-1117
john@johnconner.com

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Employee International Medical for Oil and Gas Industry

africa oil and gasInternational Health Insurance have been in big demand over the past several years in Africa, in part because of the huge growth in the Oil and Gas along with the mining industries.

North Africa is the continent’s most developed oil region. The majority of Africa’s proven oil reserves and refining capacity are located in North Africa. Three countries; Egypt, Algeria, and Libya, dominate the region’s oil sector.

Africa Oil & Gas:
  • Oil reserves – 132.4 trillion barrels of oil = 8.0% of the world supply.
  • Gas reserves – 513.2Tcf = 7.0% of the world supply.
  • Africa production as a % of global is 10.4%
  • Africa has 32 national oil companies.
  • LNG trains 21 proposed LNG trains over the next decade will make Nigeria and Mozambique the 2nd and 4th largest exporters in the world.

GeoBlue logoWhy International Health Insurance while in Africa.  Contractors, engineers, labor, design and technology professionals in all countries of the African continent, need access to quality health care regardless of your locale.  Depending on your location throughout the continent, you may be in areas of little or not medical facilities, maybe out dated equipment or technology.  Either way your GeoBlue International Health Insurance policy will pay for your medical care even if they fly you to the nearest locations or countries, even if back to your home country.  GeoBlue, in the event of an emergency, will fly you to the nearest location which can properly care for your condition.

If you happen to be in an area with medical care and facilities, but have no idea which is the best or maybe westernized, the GeoBlue app will show you which doctors if any were trained in the west, speak english, where they attended medical school, and which doctors and hospitals surpass the GeoBlue quality control.

GeoBlue has an elite network of doctors from most every specialty ready to see you in over 180 countries. Only a small fraction of doctors around the world meet GeoBlue’s exacting standards—participation is by invitation only. We seek out professionals certified by the American or Royal Board of Medical Specialties who speak English, and we factor in recommendations by over 158 Physician Advisers from all over the world.

GeoBlue Travels with you … It’s a worldwide, all-access pass to an exclusive level of care. Use your mobile device to quickly and conveniently connect to quality care across the globe for anything from emergency needs, to filling a simple prescription, to translating your symptoms, to finding the right doctor at home or abroad.

A quick note … My services for you are free.  There is no difference in premium costs regardless of where or who helps you enroll.  I am an independent agent with no ties to any company, though i represent many.  I can help in a number of ways; outlining coverage’s, plan descriptions, enrollment and help with services issues.

Feel free to call or email anytime with questions, I’m here to help.

John Conner
916-682-1117
john@johnconner.com

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Move Abroad, your U.S. Health Insurance will Cancel

If you or a family member moves their residence, even temporarily, to a location outside the U.S. for work, study or simply to live, the move will result in your U.S. health insurance policy being cancelled.  And it’s your responsibility to tell the carrier.

Here is an example of what you will find written in a U.S. health insurance policies regarding moving outside of the plan service area:

The Subscriber is responsible to notify us of any changes that will affect his or her eligibility or that of Dependents for services or benefits under this Agreement. We must be notified of any changes as soon as possible but no later than within sixty (60) days of the event. This includes changes in address. Failure to notify us of persons no longer eligible for services will not obligate us to pay for such services.  Acceptance of Premium for persons no longer eligible for services will not obligate us to pay for such services.”

There may be the occasional company which will keep your policy in force while you live abroad, but that is not the norm.

So what does this mean?  If you intent is to move abroad, you will need to secure a Health Insurance plan which will provide you with coverage worldwide.  Hospital care, emergency evacuation, doctor visits, lab and X-Ray, physical therapy, prescription coverage etc.

International Health Insurance from companies like GeoBlue (affiliate of the Blue Cross / Blue Shied companies) provides comprehensive global medical insurance for anyone working, studying or living anywhere worldwide.  GeoBlue Quote.

If you move abroad and continue to pay your U.S. health insurance premiums thinking by doing so will continue your coverage.  If a you become ill or have an accident and submit a claim, the companies claims department typically investigates all claims which arrive from outside the U.S. If they find you have been living abroad, they will most likely deny the claim and reimburse the premiums from the time you moved outside their service area.

If you have been able to keep your domestic coverage and fly back to the U.S. urgently seeking care, again most U.S. health insurance companies will investigate, and if they find you have been living abroad, the claim will most likely be denied.

This article is written simply to help you understand the “small print” of the U.S. carriers and how a misunderstanding can cost you dearly while working, studying or living outside the U.S. borders.

Find the right international medical plan for your unique needs.

Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions, I’ll be happy to help.

John Conner
916-682-1117
john@johnconner.com