Does my health plan cover me while I’m traveling overseas?

Yes, Blue Cross Blue Shield Global® Core (BCBS Global Core) offers benefits to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (Highmark BCBS) members traveling or living outside the United States. If you are enrolled in a Highmark BCBS medical plan, then you have access to overseas medical care through BCBS Global Core.

Accessing your BCBS Global Core benefits is easy!

  • Call: 1-800-810-BLUE (2583)
  • Download: The BCBS Global Core app is available for Android™*, iPhone® and iPod touch®.
  • Visit:

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To use the BCBS Global Core program:

  • Identify yourself as a GuideStone member.
  • Tell the representative your member ID number from your GuideStone Highmark BCBS medical card.
  • Share the group number from your GuideStone Highmark BCBS medical card.
  • Tell the representative the date of birth of the person receiving treatment.

Get more information here about locating a doctor or hospital while overseas and accessing inpatient and outpatient care.

Get more information here about submitting an international claim.

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