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GeoBlue® Makes Medical Care More Convenient for Global Travelers

PUBLISHED:
10.29.13
Updates App for iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle Devices

October 29, 2013 (Radnor, PA) – GeoBlue®, a leader and innovator in serving the health care needs of world travelers, today announced the release of an update to the free member app for iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle devices.

GeoBlue plans combine concierge-level service and mobile technology to help expatriates and travelers identify, access and pay trusted doctors and hospitals in over 180 countries around the globe. “GeoBlue is committed to providing convenient solutions that allow our members to manage their health care without the added stress of dealing with cumbersome administrative processes,” says Liz Dunlavey, Managing Director for GeoBlue, “Today’s expats and world travelers rely heavily on their mobile devices, so do our solutions.”

The GeoBlue app allows members to travel the world with a convenient way to locate medical providers, request appointments and find local equivalents for over-the-counter and prescription medications. The latest update includes the following enhancements to make it even easier to connect to local quality care in any situation:
- Updated service request features, including the ability to arrange direct billing to secure cashless access for care
- Audio translations for medical terms and phrases in twelve languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
-U.S. Embassy location and contact information
-Health and safety alerts detailing security and health issues around the world

The GeoBlue app is available to members through the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.com.

About GeoBlue®
GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Setting the industry standard, GeoBlue’s mission is to provide peace of mind to long- and short-term global travelers by offering competitive insurance protection and technology-powered assistance, including an elite community of thousands of carefully selected, contracted doctors and hospitals in almost every country in the world as well as its signature destination databases, mobile tools and concierge-level services.
The scope of GeoBlue's services and technology creates a complete, reliable, convenient way to keep international travelers and expats healthy and productive.
GeoBlue provides individual and group health insurance plans. For more information on individual plans, visit www.geobluetravelinsurance.com, for information on group plans visit www.geo-blue.com.

Press Release: GeoBlue App Update 10.2013

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