GeoBlue® Member App Update Provides Added Convenience and Content for Global Travelers

 GeoBlue® Member App Update Provides Added Convenience and Content for Global

PR Newswire

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --GeoBlue®, a leader and innovator in
serving the health care needs of world travelers, today announced the release
of an update to their member app, which is available on iOS, Android and
Amazon Kindle devices.

With the GeoBlue app, members have convenient access to the best local
doctors, hospitals and resources across the globe. Members can use the app to
locate medical providers, request appointments and arrange for direct payment
to the provider by GeoBlue. The latest update includes the following
enhancements to make it even easier for members to connect to local quality
care and to learn more about safety concerns in their destination:

  oFile a claim by entering information in the app or by sending a photo of a
    completed form
  oAccess issued Guarantees of Payment to view and share with others
    including doctors and hospitals
  oDisplay insurance ID Card on a mobile device and email/fax a copy directly
    to a provider's office
  oLook up the local brand name and formulation for medications in forty-two
    countries (including these recent additions: Bahamas, Cyprus, Jamaica,
    Jordan, Panama, Philippines and Turkey)
  oPlay audio translations for medical terms and phrases in twelve languages:
    Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese,
    Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
  oView country or city profiles on crime, terrorism and natural disasters

"GeoBlue is committed to providing convenient solutions that allow our members
to manage their health care without the added stress of dealing with
cumbersome administrative processes," says Liz Dunlavey, Managing Director for
GeoBlue, "We leverage technology to limit members' out-of-pocket expenses, but
in the event it's necessary to file a claim, using the app allows members to
start the claims process right away, allowing us to reimburse them as quickly
as possible."

The GeoBlue app is available to members through the App Store, Google Play and

About GeoBlue®

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 provides individual and group health insurance plans. For more
information on individual plans, visit, for
information on group plans visit

Contact: Moira Bishop


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