Medical Evacuation and Repatriation

Repatriation and Emergency Evacuation Benefits through Student Blue, BCBSNC

Medical Evacuation:

In the event of an unforeseen injury or illness where emergency evacuation is determined to be MEDICALLY NECESSARY for you to be transported under medical supervision to the nearest HOSPITAL or treatment facility for treatment, or to be returned to your place of residence for treatment, BCBSNC will arrange for and pay for reasonable expenses incurred for the transport up to the benefit maximum. Transportation shall be made via the most direct and economical route. Covered land or air transportation includes, but is not limited to, commercial stretcher, medical escort, or air ambulance.

Transport services, including proper medical supervision during transport, are only eligible for payment if arrangements are made through BCBSNC by calling 1-800-810-2583 (arrangements within the United States) or through BlueCard Worldwide by calling 1-804-673-1177 (international arrangements). If these services are not pre-approved and arranged in advance through BCBSNC or BlueCard Worldwide, services will not be covered. Medical services received prior to and after medical evacuation are subject to all coverage requirements and limitations under this health benefit plan. If you disagree with a MEDICALLY NECESSITY determination, see “What If You Disagree With Our Decision? on page 43 of the member guide. For limitations and exclusions see pageĀ  49 of the member guide.

Repatriation:

In the event of an injury or illness resulting in death, all reasonable expenses incurred for preparation and return of the remains to the country/state of residence will be covered up to the benefit maximum ($8,000). Services are only eligible for payment if arrangements are made through BCBSNC by calling 800-810-2583 (arrangements within the US) or through BlueCard Worldwide by calling 804-673-1177 (international arrangements). If services are not arranged through BCBSNC or BlueCard Worldwide these services will not be covered. For limitations and exclusions see pageĀ  49 of the member guide.