GeoBlue Trekker Essential

Plan Detail

Description


Protect Your Health Around the World

What is GeoBlue Trekker®?

GeoBlue Trekker provides the traveler with international health insurance for multiple trips throughout the year. It is also a complete package of services to help you identify, access and pay for quality healthcare anywhere in the world.

GeoBlue Trekker fills health and safety gaps internationally:

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.

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 a westerntrained, English-speaking doctor with the appropriate skills? How do you arrange a convenient appointment?

Each GeoBlue Trekker plan includes broad, deep and reliable Global Health and Safety Services easily accessed through the web or our toll-free customer service center.

Why Choose GeoBlue Trekker?

Better Coverage

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.

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.

This Plan provides accident and sickness benefits while the Insured Person is temporarily away from Home. The Insured Person may not purchase insurance under this Plan for a Period of Insurance longer than 12 months. He/she may request coverage for additional Periods of Insurance of up to 12 months. Benefits under this insurance are available in any country outside of the United States. Whenever coverage provided under this Plan would in violation of any U.S. economic or trade sanctions, such coverage shall be null and void.

This Plan description provides a brief description of the types of benefits available under this Plan. It also contains many important terms (such as “Medically Necessary” and “Covered Expense”) that are defined in the Certificate of Coverage. This description should be used only as a quick reference tool. The entire Certificate of Coverage sets forth, in detail, the rights and obligations of both the Insured Person and the Insurer. It is, therefore, important that the entire Certificate of Coverage be read carefully!

The “Insurer” of the certificate of coverage that funds this Plan is 4 Ever Life International Limited, rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best. 4 Ever Life International Limited is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

The “Administrator” is GeoBlue, One Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100, Radnor, PA 19087.

The term “Insured Person,” means the Eligible Participant who purchased this insurance plus his/her Dependents for whom coverage was purchased.

Persons Eligible for Coverage: Eligible Participants and their Eligible Dependents are the only people qualified to be covered by this Plan. An Eligible Participant is a member of a Group who has submitted an enrollment form, if applicable, and has paid the premium for the insurance. An Eligible Participant must also be: (a) a resident of the U.S., (b) under Age 85 and (c) enrolled in a Primary Plan. For more information on eligibility requirements for participants and dependents, please visit www.geobluetravelinsurance.com/products/multi-trip/trekker-4-eligibility.cfm

A Primary Plan is a Group Health Benefit Plan, an individual health benefit plan, or certain governmental health plan (including Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans) designed to be the first payor of claims for a Covered Person prior to the responsibility of this Plan. Medicaid, state run Medicaid programs, and Veterans Administration health benefit plans are not considered a primary plan under this Certificate of Coverage.

Trip Coverage Start Date: The Insured Person’s coverage under this 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.

Trip Coverage End Date: The Insured Person’s 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.

Excess Coverage: This Plan will reduce the amount payable by the amount to which the Insured Person is entitled, whether or not a claim is made for the benefits.

Benefits: An Insured Person is eligible for benefits only during the Trip Coverage Period. The benefits purchased will be paid by this Plan for Covered Expenses after the Insured Person has satisfied any Deductible and prior to satisfaction of his/her Out-of-Pocket Maximum. Covered Expenses are based on Reasonable Charges which may be less than actual billed charges. Providers can bill the Insured Person for amounts exceeding Covered Expenses. The combined total of all medical benefits paid to the Insured Person is limited to the maximum amount purchased.

Hospitals, Physicians and Other Providers: The amount that will be treated as a Covered Expense for services provided by a Provider will not exceed the lesser of actual billed charges or a Reasonable Charge. Exception: If Medicare is the primary payer, there are special rules that apply to the payment of benefits. See the Certificate of Coverage for these rules. The Insured Person will always be responsible for any expense incurred that is not covered under this Plan.

Deductible: The Deductible amount per Insured Person per Period of Insurance is shown in the Matrix. This Deductible is the amount of Covered Expenses the Insured Person must pay for any Covered Expenses incurred for services received. The Deductible is waived for medical services provided by the GeoBlue International Healthcare Community of Providers

GeoBlue International Healthcare Community consists of physicians, dentists, mental health professionals, other allied health professionals, hospitals, health systems and medical practices in countries throughout the world, all dedicated to providing high quality medical care to international travelers, employees and students. The providers are accessed through the GeoBlue online database or through GeoBlue customer service.

The benefits of this Plan will be provided for each Insured Person for a covered Illness or Injury and for those services that are Medically Necessary and for which the Insured Person has benefits. (The fact that a Physician prescribes or orders a service does not, by itself, mean that the service is Medically Necessary or that the service is a Covered Service.) The Insured Person may telephone the Administrator at the number shown on his/her identification card if he/she has any questions about whether services are covered.

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.

Trip Coverage Period Maximum Benefit: The combined total of all medical benefits paid to the Insured Person is limited to the amount shown in the Matrix during each Period of Insurance and Trip Coverage Period.

After the Deductible (if applicable) is satisfied, benefits are paid for Medically Necessary, Covered Expenses as follows:

For These Benefits - The Plan Pays:

1. For Ambulance Service (non-medical Evacuation), 100% up to $1,000;
2. For claims resulting from (a) downhill (alpine) skiing and (b) scuba diving (certification by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) or the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) or diving under the supervision of a certified instructor required), 100% up $10,000;
3. For Outpatient prescription drugs outside the U.S., 100% of Reasonable Charges for Covered Expenses;
4. For Dental Care required due to an Injury, 100% of Covered Expenses up to $200 per Trip Coverage Period; For Dental Care for Relief of Pain, 100% of Covered Expenses up to $100 per Trip Period.

Services and Supplies Provided by a Hospital:

1. Inpatient services and supplies provided by the Hospital except private room charges above the prevailing two-bedroom rate of the facility;
2. Outpatient services and supplies including those in connection with Outpatient surgery performed at an Ambulatory Surgical Center;
3. The payment of Inpatient Covered Expenses is subject to these conditions:
(a) Services must be those which are regularly provided and billed by the Hospital and (b) Services are provided only for the number of days required to treat the Insured Person’s Illness or Injury.

Note: No benefits will be provided for personal items, such as TV, radio, guest trays, etc.

Professional and Other Services: This Plan will pay Covered Expenses for:

1. Services of a Physician;
2. Services of an anesthesiologist or an anesthetist;
3. Outpatient diagnostic radiology and laboratory services;
4. Surgical implants;
5. The first pair of contact lenses or the first pair of eyeglasses when required as a result of a covered eye surgery;
6. Self-Administered, injectable drugs;
7. Syringes when dispensed with self-administered, injectable drugs (except insulin);
8. Blood transfusions, including blood processing and the cost of unreplaced blood and blood products;
9. Rental or purchase of medical equipment and/or supplies that are all of the following: (a) ordered by a Physician, (b) of no further use when medical need ends, (c) usable only by the patient, (d) not primarily for the Insured Person’s comfort or hygiene, (e) not for environmental control, (f) not for exercise and (g) manufactured specifically for medical use; (Note: Medical equipment and supplies must meet all of the above guidelines in order to be eligible for benefits under this Plan. The fact that a Physician prescribes or orders equipment or supplies does not necessarily qualify the equipment or supply for payment. Rental charges that exceed the reasonable purchase price of the equipment are not covered.

Treatment Received from Foreign Country Provider: Benefits for services and supplies received from Foreign Country Providers are covered. The Insured Person may seek the assistance of GeoBlue in locating a provider.

Accidental Death And Dismemberment Benefit: This Plan will pay the benefit stated below if an Insured Person sustains an Injury resulting in any of the following losses within 365 days after the date the Injury is sustained: Loss of life- 100% of the Principal Sum and Loss of one hand, one foot or sight in one eye -50% of the Principal Sum. Loss of one hand or loss of one foot means the actual severance through or above the wrist or ankle joints. Loss of the sight of one eye means the entire and irrecoverable loss of sight in that eye. If more than one of the losses stated above is due to the same Accident, this Plan will pay 100% of the Principal Sum. In no event will this Plan pay more than the Principal Sum for loss to the Insured Person due to any one Accident. There is no coverage for loss of life or dismemberment for or arising from an Accident in the Insured Person’s Home Country. The Principal Sum is shown in the Matrix.

Repatriation of Mortal Remains Benefit: If an Covered Person dies, while traveling outside of his/her home country, the Insurer will pay the necessary expenses actually incurred, up to the Maximum Limit shown in the Benefit Overview Matrix, for the preparation of the body for burial, or the cremation, and for the transportation of the remains to his/her Home Country. This benefit covers the legal minimum requirements for the transportation of the remains. It does not include the transportation of anyone accompanying the body, urns, caskets, coffins, visitation, burial or funeral expenses. Any expense for repatriation of remains requires approval in advance by the Plan Administrator. The Insurer will not pay any claims under this provision unless the expense has been approved by the Administrator before the body is prepared for transportation.

This benefit is available only to Covered Persons who are traveling outside of their Home Country

The benefit maximum for all necessary repatriation of mortal remains services is listed in the Benefit Overview Matrix.

No benefit is payable if the death occurs after the Termination Date of this Certificate of Coverage. However, if the Covered Person dies while coverage is in effect, eligibility for this benefit continues until the earlier of the Termination Date of this Certificate of Coverage or 7 days after the Termination Date.

Emergency Medical Transportation Benefit: If a Covered Person suffers a sudden accident or unforeseen illness, resulting in a life-threatening/limbthreatening medical condition, and We, or Our designee’s medical director, determines that adequate medical facilities are not available locally, We, or Our designee, will arrange for emergency medical transportation to the nearest or most appropriate provider capable of providing adequate care, without which there would be a significant risk of death or serious impairment. You must contact Us at the phone number indicated on Your identification card to begin this process.

In making our determinations, We, and/or Our designee, will consider the nature of the emergency, Your condition and ability to travel, as well as other relevant circumstances including airport availability, weather conditions, and distance to be covered.

Repatriation after Emergency Medical Transportation: Following any covered emergency medical transportation, We will pay for the following:

  • If it is deemed appropriate by Our or Our designee’s medical director, in consultation with the attending physician, You will be transferred to your original location, the location from which you were evacuated from, or to Your permanent residence.
  • If it is Medically Necessary that Your transportation needs to be medically supervised a qualified medical attendant will escort You. Additionally, if We and/or Our designee determine a mode of transport other than economy class seating on a commercial aircraft is required, We or Our designee will arrange accordingly and such will be covered by Us.

Emergency Family Travel Arrangements Benefit: If the Insured Person is Hospital Confined due to an Injury or Sickness for more than 7 days while traveling outside the U.S., this Plan will pay up to a maximum benefit of $2,500 for the cost of one economy round trip air fare ticket to the place of the Hospital Confinement for one person designated by the Insured Person. With respect to any one trip, this benefit is payable only once for that trip, regardless of the number of Insured Persons on that trip. No more than one (1) visit may be made during any 12-month period. No benefits are payable prior to the end of the 7-day Hospital Confinement. No benefits are payable unless the trip is approved in advance by the Administrator.

Please note: You can only purchase this policy prior to departing on your trip. Exceptions to this rule: if you have purchased a policy prior to departure and would like to extend the current plan or would like to enroll in a subsequent policy. The latter is permitted if you have been overseas for longer than six months. If you enroll in a subsequent policy, a new deductible, medical limit and pre-existing condition exclusion will apply.

Notice of Claims: Within 20 days after an Insured Person receives Covered Services, or as soon as reasonably possible, he/she (or someone on his/her behalf) must notify the Administrator in writing of the claim.

Proof of Loss: Within 90 days after the Insured Person receives Covered Services, he/she must send the Administrator written proof of loss. If it is not reasonably possible to give the Administrator written proof in the time required, the Administrator will not reduce or deny the claim for being late if the proof is filed as soon as reasonably possible. Unless the Insured Person is not legally capable, the required proof must always be given to the Administrator no later than one year from the date otherwise required.

Time Payment of Claims: Benefits for a loss covered under this Plan will be paid as soon as the Administrator receives proper written proof of such loss. Any benefits payable to the Insured Person and unpaid at the Insured Person’s death will be paid to the Insured Person’s estate.

Payment of Claims: The Administrator will pay all or a portion of any indemnities provided for health care services by a health care services provider directly to the Insured Person, unless the Insured Person directs otherwise in writing by the time proofs of loss are filed. The Administrator cannot require that the services be rendered by a particular health care services provider.

Assignment of Claim Payments: The Administrator will recognize any assignment made under this Plan, if it is duly executed on a form acceptable to the Administrator; and a copy is on file with the Administrator. The Administrator assumes no responsibility for the validity or effect of an assignment.

This is a summary of the benefits provided by the certificate of coverage. Any person who knowingly and with intent to defraud or deceive any insurance company submits an insurance application or statement of claim containing any false, incomplete or misleading information may be subject to civil or criminal penalties, depending upon state law. If you are a resident of California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma or Pennsylvania see the FRAUD NOTICE at geobluetravelinsurance.com/purchase/fraudAgreement.cfm for additional information.

About the Global Citizens Association: The Global Citizens Association is a national organization dedicated to promoting the interests of international travelers. Established more than 24 years ago, the GCA, is a not for profit affinity association located in Washington D.C., established to enhance global learning and lifestyles through safe and healthy world travel; to provide its members with useful international travel services and to make group international travel and health insurance coverages available to its members. Visit the GCA website (https://www.gcassociation.org/) to learn about the association’s programs. This insurance is available only to GCA members and by enrolling, you will become a member. Association enrollment fees are included in the amounts charged for the insurance. You are not obligated to purchase any services or products from the GCA. The GCA is not affiliated with any insurance company.