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Forget the Beach: The Top 5 European Winter Sports Destinations

Posted: December 23, 2016

Some of us dream of a tropical getaway when the thermometer dips into the freezing zone. However, for the winter sports lovers among us, nothing beats packing up your gear and heading to the slopes for some downhill fun. Across Europe you’ll find resorts and mountains catering to your ski or snowboarding…

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On the Front Line in Rio de Janerio

Posted: July 15, 2016

The closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England ushered in a samba-infused carnival of pageantry, music and color that would mark the official start of the global anticipation that has been building up the last four years and is finally upon us; the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio…

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The Real Rio de Janeiro – Insight from a Local

Posted: July 05, 2016

Eduardo Reis is a corporate trainer for GeoBlue. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro where he spent his summers at the shore of Saquarema and at the beaches of Rio. He’s well traveled and speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English fluently. In addition to his language and training skills, Eduardo brings…

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Recipe: Italian Farro Salad with Kale & Butternut Squash1 min read

January 23, 2018, Elizabeth Palmer Califano

For Administrators

What materials will I receive to share with those covered under the group policy?

Your new account documentation will include a proposal, which describes the coverage terms and rate, accompanied by a Specifications Form. These documents will serve to confirm the program's terms and will serve as your authorization for the specified plan. Upon receipt of the signed authorization and in advance of the start date, we will provide you with online access to the plan's certificates of insurance, identification cards, benefit summaries and claim forms. Distribution of these materials varies from one client to another and should be arranged with your Account Manager. 

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For Students/Members

What is Direct Pay?

Direct Pay is a service that issues a Guarantee of Payment (GOP) from GeoBlue to participating providers outside the U.S to cover medical treatment. In many countries providers require this at the time of the visit. If this guarantee is not arranged prior to the visit, the physician may require payment up front from you.

Request Direct Pay at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to avoid paying out-of-pocket for medical care and submitting claims.

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For Parents/Guardians

What type of information is available to help me help my child understand his/her coverage?

Once you register as a Parent/Guardian you will have online access to the tools necessary to help your student manage his/her healthcare no matter their location. You can find profiled healthcare providers, arrange direct pay, and view plan details. You will also be able to sign up for alerts relating to health and safety risks in selected destinations.

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Download the Mobile App

The GeoBlue mobile app puts our concierge-level service right in your hand. Manage your health wherever you are by searching for healthcare providers, requesting appointments, setting up direct billing and providing proof of coverage. Use the translation tool to help you schedule your doctor visit or ensure you’re getting the right dose of the right medication. With the app, you can also view security profiles and read travel alerts to make your journey safer.

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