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Foreign Medical Care

Participants of the UCC Non-Medicare Health Plan are covered for inpatient and outpatient medical services while traveling internationally.

If you need information on available local hospitals or physicians at your travel destination before your trip, call 1.800.810.2583 or access the information at www.highmarkbcbs.com under BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder.

If you require medical attention when traveling outside the U.S., call BlueCard Global Core at 1.800.810.2583 or call collect at 1.804.673.1177. A medical assistance coordinator, in conjunction with a nurse, will arrange hospitalization, if necessary, or make an appointment with a physician. In an emergency, you should go directly to the nearest hospital.

Please remember to bring your Highmark identification with you while traveling. Note that medical evacuation and repatriation of remains are not covered services. If you require additional information, please contact a Pension Boards' Health Services Representative at 1.800.642.6543.

UCC Medical Plan Includes Hearing Aid Benefit

The UCC Non-Medicare Plan and UCC Medicare Advantage Plan with Rx offer hearing aid coverage to participants and their covered spouse/partners and dependent(s). Because this is a Plan enhancement, there is no need to enroll or apply separately for this coverage.

Coverage provides a maximum allowance of $3,000 every three years and includes:

  • hearing exam;
  • fitting;
  • device(s) for one or both ears;
  • follow-up evaluations and adjustments;
  • repairs.