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Blue Choice

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Wherever you go, your health care coverage goes with you. When you're a BlueChoice HealthPlan member, you take your health care benefits with you — across the country and around the world. 

Within the U.S.

  • Always carry your current BlueChoice HealthPlan ID card for easy reference and access to service.
  • In an emergency, go directly to the nearest hospital.
  • To find nearby doctors and hospitals, call BlueCard® Access at 800-810-BLUE or check the Doctor & Hospital Finder.
  • Call your Plan for precertification or prior authorization, if necessary. Refer to the phone number on the back of your card.
  • When you arrive at the participating doctor's office or hospital, simply present your Plan ID card. If you are a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) member, the doctor will recognize the logo, which will ensure you will get the PPO level of benefits.
  • You should not have to complete any claims forms or pay up front for medical services other than the usual out-of-pocket expenses (deductibles, copayment, coinsurance and non-covered services).

Around the World:

  • Always carry your BlueChoice HealthPlan ID card when you travel or live outside the U.S.
  • Follow the same simple process as in the U.S., with these exceptions:
    • In most cases, you should not need to pay up front for inpatient care at BlueCard Worldwide hospitals. You are responsible for the usual out-of-pocket expenses (non-covered services, deductible, copayment and coinsurance). The hospital should submit your claim.
    • You pay the doctor or hospital for inpatient care at non-BlueCard Worldwide hospitals, outpatient hospital care and other medical services. Then, complete an international claim form and send it to the BlueCard Worldwide Service Center.

You can also download a copy of the BlueCard program brochure, as well as one on BlueCard claims filing.