The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan has you covered worldwide.
If you need medical care outside the U.S, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands you can rest assured that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan offers worldwide coverage. Through the Overseas Assistance Center, you’re covered when working or traveling overseas.
All the ways our Overseas Assistance Center helps you manage your healthcare needs around the world:
Your pharmacy coverage works outside the U.S. But since there are no Preferred retail pharmacies overseas, you need to pay for your prescriptions out-of-pocket and then submit your receipts and a completed claim form to get reimbursed. Overseas prescription drug claims must be submitted within one year of the purchase date.
If you take a maintenance medication and you are about to go overseas for an extended period of time, you may be eligible for an extended filling of the prescription before you leave the U.S. This will require a 12-month prescription from your doctor and is not applicable for controlled substances. Contact our Pharmacy Program at 1-800-624-5060 to learn more.
Compare overseas prescription drug costs for our three plan options.
*Note: Guam is considered overseas, however, some pharmacies may be able to bill electronically.
Submitting your overseas medical and prescription drug claims online is easy and provides faster processing and claims payment.
You can submit them through MyBlue, our secure members-only website. Use MyBlue to access your personal health information wherever you go.
To submit by mail or fax, use the forms below. Detailed instructions are on each form:
Overseas Medical Claim Form
Retail Prescription Drug Overseas Claim Form