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GeoBlue(R) Connects with Health Insurance Customers En Espanol

PR Newswire



RADNOR, Pa., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoBlue(R) today announced the launch of the Spanish-language version of geobluetravelinsurance.com: es.geobluetravelinsurance.com. This site serves the tens of millions of U.S. citizens and residents who speak Spanish as their first language and who are shopping for the right international health plan and services for their short- or long-term trip overseas.

GeoBlue customers now have Spanish-language access to product information, online purchasing and customer service. "GeoBlue is pleased to serve the needs of the large population of Spanish speakers in the U.S.," said Brendan Sharkey, Director of Individual Product Sales for GeoBlue. "We see a lot of interest in our international health insurance products in markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami where Spanish speakers represent a large segment of the population. With this new service, we are enabling a broader audience to better manage their healthcare overseas."

GeoBlue health plans provide an array of international medical assistance services that traditional domestic health insurance plans do not. GeoBlue plans combine concierge-level service and mobile technology to help expatriates and travelers identify, access and pay trusted doctors and hospitals in over 180 countries around the globe, including the BlueCard Network of doctors and hospitals in the U.S. Key GeoBlue services include:

-- Appointment scheduling with contracted international doctors and facilities with no out-of-pocket-costs -- Outpatient care coordination, especially for chronic conditions and special needs -- Inpatient case management and emergency evacuation -- Online and mobile global tools to help choose carefully selected providers, find brand name medications equivalents and confirm eligibility for benefits

GeoBlue health plans meet all the requirements of state regulators in the U.S., providing buyers with products that meet mandates for benefits and protecting them with clear policy language and a claims appeal process.

Long-term plans GeoBlue Xplorer and GeoBlue Navigator are approved for sale in:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Short-term plans GeoBlue Voyager and GeoBlue Trekker are approved for sale in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois,

Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

For more information visit www.geobluetravelinsurance.com.

GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

About GeoBlue(R)GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Setting the industry standard, GeoBlue's mission is to provide peace of mind to long- and short-term global travelers by offering competitive insurance protection and technology-powered assistance, including an elite community of thousands of carefully selected, contracted doctors and hospitals in almost every country in the world as well as its signature destination databases, mobile tools and concierge-level services. The scope of GeoBlue's services and technology creates a complete, reliable, convenient way to keep international travelers and expats healthy and productive.

GeoBlue also provides group health insurance plans. For more information, visit www.geo-blue.com.

Contact: Moira Bishop610-254-8710mbishop@hthworldwide.comGeoBlue

Web site: http://www.geo-blue.com/



Source: PR Newswire