International Travel

International Travel

Are you traveling overseas? If you are enrolled in the MIT Traditional, MIT Choice, Blue Care Elect PPO, Medex, or Managed Blue for Seniors plans, the information below will help you understand your health care coverage while traveling and what to do in an emergency.

Health Care Coverage While Traveling Internationally

Be sure to print out the BlueCard Worldwide brochure (below) to take along with you. In the event you require medical services while traveling overseas and need to pay out-of-pocket for these services, you can print out the BlueCard Worldwide International Claim Form (below) and submit it for reimbursement directly to BlueCard Worldwide, along with your original, itemized bill(s) and paid receipts(s). Please be sure to keep copies of what you submit to BlueCard Worldwide for your records. You should receive your reimbursement, less any co-payment(s), co-insurance, or deductible amounts that you are responsible to pay, within 30 calendar days.

Please note that the MIT Traditional plan offers emergency care only while traveling overseas.

Tufts Medicare Preferred or Tufts Medicare Complement Plans

If you are enrolled in the Tufts Medicare Preferred or Tufts Medicare Complement plans, these plans offer emergency care only while traveling overseas. In the event you require emergency medical services while traveling overseas and need to pay out-of-pocket for these services, you can print out the Tufts Medicare Preferred or Tufts Medicare Complement Member Reimbursement Form (below) and submit it for reimbursement directly to Tufts Health Plan, along with your original, itemized bills(s) and paid receipt(s). For more information regarding overseas coverage, call the member services number on the back of your ID card.

Emergency Medical and Security Evacuation

MIT has contracted with the travel assistance company International SOS to provide emergency medical and security evacuation services to faculty, staff and students who are traveling abroad on MIT business. International SOS has 24-hour alarm centers, international clinics and remote-site medical facilities covering five continents.

Learn more at MIT's International SOS Program Portal.

More Help with International Travel

MIT's International Coordinating Committee offers a range of resources to help travelers prepare for their trip and stay healthy while abroad.