Tonya Williams, Employee Relations Specialist
School District of Janesville
Unfortunately there comes a time while traveling abroad that a staff member may need medical services. While planning your trip abroad keep this information in mind in case that need arises.
Medical services outside of the States are covered; however, you will have to pay the expenses out of your own pocket. When you return home you will submit the claim to the Alliance for reimbursement. If you do receive medical services in another country, make sure to get an itemized statement of services rendered. This ensures that you have the proper documentation if the insurance company has questions about whether the services should be covered. Keep in mind that Medicare and Medicaid programs do not provide coverage outside of the United States.
If you need a prescription while traveling abroad, you will also be responsible for this expense. Once again save your receipts, and save the labels from the prescription bottles to submit to Navitus for reimbursement.
Before you pack that passport, you may wish to visit "Tips for Traveling Abroad" created by the U.S. State Department for helpful tips to make your trip enjoyable and safe!