GeoBlue health insurance plans and services for individual expatriates and short-term international leisure and business travelers are now available in select states. These products carry the strength of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Brand and are distributed in cooperation with local Blue companies in certain areas. We will continue to keep your clients safe and healthy as they travel the world. All GeoBlue plans feature a full range of personal solutions for your clients, including concierge-level services and convenient online and mobile self-service tools.
Why is this change taking place?
Worldwide Insurance Services (parent company of the GeoBlue and HTH Worldwide brand) has signed a trademark licensing agreement with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensees collectively insure 100 million members and the Blue Brand is the largest and most recognized healthcare brand.
Who is the insurer for GeoBlue?
GeoBlue plans are underwritten by 4 Ever Life Insurance Company, which has the same rating for financial strength as BCS Life Insurance Company. 4 Ever Life Insurance Company is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
Who is the Plan Administrator?
There are no administration changes. We continue to be the plan administrator. Our wholly owned Third Party Administrator is Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC: which operates both the HTH Worldwide and GeoBlue brands.
Has the Provider Network Changed?
Outside the U.S., the provider network remains the same; inside the U.S., members will have access to the BlueCard network, the largest in the United States, with 90% of hospitals and 80% of physicians participating.
Are there differences between GeoBlue and HTH Worldwide Plans?
GeoBlue customers will enjoy the same great benefits and terms as HTH Worldwide customers. There are a number of slight differences to plans based on brand. GeoBlue products are sold under different brand names as outlined below. There are no rate differences between the products and we continue to use the same underwriting standards.
When will Existing Members Be Offered GeoBlue?
Existing HTH Worldwide members covered under a Multi Trip plan or under a Global Citizen, Global Citizen EXP or Global Navigator plan will be enrolled into GeoBlue at time of renewal (based on state availability).
GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Made available in cooperation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in select service areas.