Medical Evacuation, Repatriation, and Travel Assistance Coverage

All U-M F-1 students (including OPT students) and all U-M J-1 students (including AT students) and scholars are  automatically covered by the GeoBlue Travel Assistance Plan. This coverage is free of charge and no enrollment forms are needed.  

The plan is called the GeoBlue BCBSM International MERE Plan.  MERE stands for Medical Evacuation and Repatriation, but the plan offers additional services too. For example:

  • If you are hospitalized, the plan can help cover costs for your parents to come to the United States to visit you.
  • In the event of the death, or a serious/life-threatening illness, of an immediate family member, the plan will help cover costs for you to return home. 

For specific information about what the plan covers, see travel assistance coverage provided by GeoBlue 

If you need to use this coverage: 

  • Call 1-610-290-0345, explain that you are covered by the BCBSM International MERE Plan, and provide the U-M code GTB9999BCMI1.  GeoBlue will then open a case for you and ask you for the information they will need to help you. 
  • If you prefer, you can also ask the International Center’s Insurance Advisor to contact GeoBlue for you.