Travel Benefits

How does the travel benefit work?
Benefits for transportation will be provided to the nearest hospital equipped to furnish special care deemed medically necessary for treatment of injury or illness if the injury or disease is life-endangering, if surgery is required that cannot be performed locally, or if a condition exists that cannot be treated locally. The attending physician must certify the necessity of any charges for special transportation. Although prior approval by Premara Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska is not required before benefits can be provided, you or your physician are encouraged to contact Blue Cross to see if the proposed travel will meet the requirements of this benefit.


What does the travel benefit cover?
Up to three round-trip tickets to the nearest facility capable of treating your condition. If the patient is a minor age 17 or younger, air fare will be paid for one accompanying parent or guardian for each trip.

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