Group Health Insurance for International Travelers

GeoBlue* is a leader and innovator serving the needs of world travelers. GeoBlue offers a full range of group plans with comprehensive benefits and competitive rates.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Expat and TravelerTM group health plans for business travelers combine unsurpassed personal service and mobile technology to help employees and their families access trusted doctors and hospitals all around the globe.

To view a comparison between the GeoBlue options, please see the portfolio comparison.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Global ExpatTM

  • For employees and families on assignment for six months or more
  • Customized major medical benefits for groups of two or more
  • Fully-featured wellness program, anchored with international content

Blue Cross Blue Shield Global TravelerTM

  • For short-term business travelers on trips outside their home country for up to 180 days
  • Blanket coverage with comprehensive supplemental benefits

To learn more about these international business travel benefits, contact your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sales or service representative.

Brokers: Submit a Request for Proposal.  

*GeoBlue is the trade name for Worldwide Insurance Services, Inc. (WIS), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Insurance benefits are underwritten by 4 Ever Life Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.



The percentage of the bill you pay after your deductible has been met.


A fixed amount you pay when you get a covered health service.

Tiered benefit plan

A health care plan featuring multiple levels of benefits based on the network status of a particular provider. 


The annual amount you pay for covered health services before your insurance begins to pay.

emergency care services

Any covered services received in a hospital emergency room setting.


Includes behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy

in-network provider

A provider contracted by your insurance company to accept an agreed upon payment for covered services. 

OUT-OF-network provider

A term for providers that aren’t contracting with your insurance company. (Your out-of-pocket costs will tend to be more expensive if you go to an out-of-network provider.)


Your expenses for medical care that aren’t reimbursed by insurance, including deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments.


If you can afford health insurance, but choose not to buy it, you must have a health coverage exemption or pay a tax penalty on your federal income tax return.


The amount you pay to your health insurance company each month. 

Preventive services

Health care services that focus on the prevention of disease and health maintenance.


Services and devices to help you recover if you are injured or have surgery. This includes physical, occupational and speech therapy.

special enrollment period

The time after the Open Enrollment Period when you can still purchase health insurance only if you have a qualifying life event (losing other health coverage, having a baby, getting married, moving).


A physician who has a majority of his or her practice in fields other than internal or general medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or family practice.