You are covered by a private insurance company from the Start Date until the End Date on your DS-2019 Form. You will receive an email directly from your insurance company before you depart for the United States, which will include helpful information and a copy of your insurance ID card.
Insurance Company: Hollard Travel/United Healthcare
Phone Number: 1-877-826-2910
Phone Number: 1-877-826-2910
On the website or over the phone, you’ll find information on doctors or “providers in your area,” a summary of what is covered, and helpful information on understanding your insurance policy.
If you go to a facility or person on the providers list, the health care provider will sometimes bill your insurance company directly. If not, you will need to complete an insurance claim form and send it to the insurance company. You will likely be reimbursed for all covered expenses if the cost of them is reasonable and customary. Normally, all you have to pay is your “deductible” per visit (unless you go to the emergency room – the fee may be more for the emergency room). For drug prescriptions filled at pharmacies, you will need to pay for medication, and then submit a claim form.
Your health insurance coverage through GeoVisions Summer Work/Travel is valid for the dates listed on your DS-2019 Form, which are the dates you have told us you will be working. If you are traveling in the U.S. following your job, you may purchase an insurance extension by contacting GeoVisions or by clicking here.
Doctor’s Offices, Hospitals, Clinics, and Emergency Rooms
Medical fees depend on the doctor, the type of facility, and its location. In certain areas of the country, especially large cities, medical care will be significantly more expensive. Hospital Emergency Room (“ER”) doctors are expensive. Only visit them in urgent circumstances. Walk-in clinics or urgent care are available all over the U.S. They offer an alternative to seeing a private physician or going to a hospital emergency room. They tend to be less costly, and for people who do not have a continuing relationship with a doctor, they can be a good choice. Please review your insurance information for details on coverage and claims procedures.
Dentists usually have private practices and are expensive. Your insurance policy does not cover regular dental care. Read your policy before you have any non-emergency treatment done to your teeth.
Dentists usually have private practices and are expensive. Your insurance policy does not cover regular dental care. Read your policy carefully before you have any non-emergency treatment done to your teeth.
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- Unexpected and urgent medical treatment resulting from an accident or illness.
- Repatriation: In the event of death, repatriation of mortal remains, including transportation of the body from the site of death to the sending funeral home to the airport, minimally necessary casket or air tray for transport, coordination of consular services, procuring death certificate and transport of the remains from the airport to the receiving funeral home.
- Medical Evacuation: Transportation to a medical facility that can provide appropriate care in the event of serious injury or sickness that cannot be adequately dealt with at the location where the illness or accident took place.
- Bedside visitation for one family member in case of critical illness or accident.
- Skiing and snowboarding coverage for accidents that occurred on official and groomed trails.
- Pre-existing disease or condition and complications thereof.
- Routine or preventative exams or health screenings.
- Medical costs related to examination or treatment which are not administered by a licensed physician or in a licensed healthcare institution.
- Costs of rehabilitation, physical therapy, kinesitherapy, all expenses for spas, hydrotherapeutic treatment or other such resorts and facilities.
- Costs for medical help administered by homeopathic doctors or natural doctors.
- Dental treatment– fillings, devitalization, prosthetic treatment and all alike, except emergency anesthesia and medically dental surgery in case of accident.
- Vision– eye exams, prescription glasses and/or contact lenses.
- Injuries sustained while skiing or snowboarding off official paths, or sustained due to alcohol/drug consumption
- Costs relative to treatment of the mental health and mental disorders of the insured.
- Willful attempt at self- injury; suicide or attempted suicide.
- Injuries resulting from criminal activity or resulting while one is arrested or imprisoned.
- Injuries resulting from natural catastrophes.
- AIDS, no matter how it is acquired or called, or HIV infection.
- Self- treatment or disobedience of a doctor’s advice.
- Pregnancy (incl. tubal pregnancy), childbirth, abortion and any consequent complications or diseases.
- Involvement in hazardous activities including motor sports, flying, hang-gliding, sailing and underwater sports and hobbies, jumps from height, climbing requiring special equipment and speleology (spelunking).
- Consumption of alcohol, narcotics and other opiate or illegal substances. Injuries sustained due to alcohol or drug consumption or accidents where the insured was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Tropical Diseases.
For a full list of exclusions, please see Insurance Master Policy