GeoBlue Updates Hot Zone Country List…

GeoBlue_logo2We are living in troubled times it seems.  Conflict, health issues and economic disruption seems to be a global phenomenon.  GeoBlue constantly monitors parts of the world for current events and from these events they develop a list of countries that they will not accept applications from.  People that are planning to travel or live in any of the countries below will not be able to apply for new coverage under any of the Expatriate policies.  Here is the current list:

 

Hot Zone Countries

  • Israel
  • Iran
  • Iraq (Will consider with  *DBA)
  • Afganistan (Will consider with *DBA)
  • Pakistan
  • Cuba
  • North Korea
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Chad
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Ivory Coast
  • Libya (Will consider with ^DBA)
  • Nigeria
  • Liberia
  • Guinea
  • Sierra Leon

* The Defense Act (DBA) is an extension of the federal workers compensation program that covers longshoreman and harbor workers.  The DBA covers persons employed at United States defense bases overseas.  The DBA is designed to provide medical treatment and compensation to employees of defense contractors injured in the scope and course of employment.

If you are planning a trip out-bound from the United States and you will be living abroad for at least 6 months or longer give us a call – we are here to help.  Call us at (619) 435-6700 or send us an email to “sales@individualhealth.com”.

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2 thoughts on “GeoBlue Updates Hot Zone Country List…

  1. Josh

    How often does Geo-Blue update their “hot zone list”?? I’m traveling to Israel and I find it ridiculous to put it in a list with those seriously problematic locations. I know several people here who have coverage; why can’t I purchase a plan?

    1. Good Morning Josh… The short answer to your questions is that some U.S. based insurers such as GeoBlue considers Israel a Hot Spot – meaning they will not insure someone who intends to actually live within the boarders of that country. Even though Israel is one of the safest countries in that part of the world.

      However I can help you if you are moving to Israel and you need a comprehensive International Plan through Cigna Global with NO restrictions. Cigna does not list Israel as a Hot Spot. If you would like help with this please reach out to me at “sales@individualhealth.com”. I am an specialist in only the International Markets – I am hear to help.

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