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Traveler’s Checklist: Protect Your Health While You Travel

Almost time for a vacation?? Whether you’re traveling out of the country or staying stateside, you don’t want illness or injury to be part of your trip. Unfortunately, this unwelcome travel detour happens often. Before you start to pack, take steps to be prepared! Double check that you have health insurance for travel so you can get the help you need if something does happen.

See If Your Coverage Travels with You
Do you know if your benefits will cover you when you are away from home? You may have access to the BlueCard® program. This international program lets Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) members get health care services when traveling outside their service area. Outside the United States, many members have access to doctors and hospitals in more than 200 countries and territories through the BlueCard Worldwide® program.*  Watch our video to see what happened when BCBS made all the difference in the world for one young adult traveling in Africa.