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Anthem BlueCard Worldwide - International Coverage


Important:   Anthem BlueCare Worldwide coverage is part of all of the UK Health Plans for use when traveling abroad. 
This is for Emergency Care Only on all UK HealthCare plans
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Worldwide Coverage with BlueCard
Now more than ever, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are achieving an international presence. BlueCard Worldwide, an extension of Blue Cross and Blue Shield provider networks, allows you to receive covered inpatient and professional services from participating hospitals in countries around the world when you are traveling abroad. 
When you are traveling outside the United States and require hospital or medical care, all you need to do is follow these easy steps:

STEP 1. Call BlueCard's international number at 1-800-810-BLUE (2583) (or visit the BlueCard website at www.bluecardworldwide.com to find out which hospitals  are participating in your international destination.

STEP 2. Go to the nearest participating health care provider in your international location and present your ID card. Be sure to call us in advance to precertify any planned hospital stays. 

STEP 3.  If this is an emergency and you are taken to a non-participating hospital, please call 1-800-810-BLUE (2583) to notify Anthem that you are at this facility.  Anthem will try to negotiate with this hospital to pay your hospital bill directly.  If Anthem cannot complete this negotiation before you are discharged, you would need to pay your bill and bring your medical records and itemized hospital bill back with you.  You could then turn this into Anthem for reimbursement along with the BlueCard claim form below. 
BlueCard International Features
There are over 820 participating hospitals in more than 130 countries available to BlueCard members.
Medical Assistance Core Services
24-hour service for BlueCard program information, assistance and/or medical referrals, language translations between providers and members.
emergency transportation to the nearest appropriate medical facility if the right care cannot be provided locally.
Claims Support Services
Invoices can be translated and converted to U.S. currency.
Claims will be reviewed for completeness to help with speedy processing.

BlueCard Brochure

BlueCard Claim Form