Traveler’s Checklist: Protect Your Health While You Travel

 Getting ready for a trip? Whether you’re traveling out of the country or staying stateside, illness and injury aren’t in anyone’s vacation plans. Unfortunately, this unwelcome travel detour happens often. So before you start to pack, take steps to prepare and to get the help you need if something does happen while you’re away. Double check that you have health insurance for travel!

See If Your Coverage Travels with You
Check to see 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 Texas (BCBSTX) 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.