Traveling and Your Health Care Coverage
It is important to note with Iowa Choice, you only have coverage for EMERGENCY medical services outside the network. With Iowa Choice, there is no out-of-network coverage for non-emergency care.
When Traveling, Save Money with the BlueCard Program (National Choice only)
More than 96 percent of all hospitals and 93 percent of physicians throughout the United States contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans and participate in the Blue Card Program. To locate participating doctors and hospitals, call BlueCard Access at 800-810-2583 or visit the BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder at http://www.provider.bcbs.com.
If you receive care from a Blue Card Program provider while traveling, all you need to do is show your Wellmark ID card. In addition to the negotiated rates, you will also receive these advantages:
For more information on care while you’re traveling or about the BlueCard program, contact Wellmark’s customer service at 800-622-0043.