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GeoBlue for Students

All Northwestern students, graduate and undergraduate, are required to enroll in GeoBlue for students to obtain Northwestern’s international medical assistance and insurance plan with GeoBlue. Some students traveling abroad will need to enroll in GeoBlue individually. Students traveling with Northwestern-sponsored groups should check with their group leader to determine if insurance is being purchased on their behalf. Furthermore, some external study abroad programs (operated by third-party providers) require students to purchase GeoBlue's insurance coverage through their program. In those cases where the program requires GeoBlue health insurance, Northwestern students are not required to purchase it through Northwestern. Northwestern also permits a limited number of exemptions for providers whose insurance plans are deemed compatible to GeoBlue. See Study Abroad Health Insurance for a list of programs exempt from the Northwestern GeoBlue purchase requirement.

2017 costs: 

* Note: The Northwestern-GeoBlue plan is only available to students for university-sponsored or supported travel. A spouse/partner/child or children must be accompanying an employee (or student) on university travel to qualify for the rates and coverage below. A fiancé/fiancée qualifies for coverage under the spouse/partner category. Students and employees can purchase similar coverage from GeoBlue for leisure travel.

Additional plan Information:

Snapshot of benefits

Additional specialty benefits

Benefits requiring approval from GeoBlue at the time of need before benefit is conferred:

Activity exclusions

Illness or injury as a result of participating in any of the following activities will not be covered under this policy:

Monetary limits

Specialized Benefits

Student or Employee

Spouse

Child

Maximum for medical expenses during period of coverage

$250,000

$250,000

$250,000

Maximum benefit per injury or sickness

$250,000

$250,000

$250,000

Deductible (per injury or sickness)

$0

$0

$0

Accidental Death

up to $25,000

Up to $25,000

Up to $25,000

Repatriation of remains

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

Medical evacuation

$250,000

$250,000

$250,000

Bedside benefit**

$5,000

$5,000

$5,000

*Scuba/Skin diving with certification covered up to $10,000.

* *Reimbursement of airfare and/or accommodation for a family member to travel to the covered person’s place of hospital confinement. This benefit requires an expected hospital stay of seven days or more.

Find answers to common questions about health insurance coverage on our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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