Rely on Blue KC for Continuous Coverage Even When You’re Away From Home.
Can I see a physician through the Away From Home Care® program?
Yes. Through our Away From Home Care® program, you or your family members can visit a Primary Care Physician when you’re away from home and receive healthcare services through an affiliated HMO. Keep in mind that not all states have an affiliated HMO. And, if you’d like healthcare coverage through this program, you’ll need to meet the eligibility requirements and complete an application.
Will my premium increase if I use the program?
No, your premium won’t increase and you won’t have to file claim forms when using the Away From Home Care program. Whether you have a child who is away at college, children who live away from home and are on your HMO health insurance plan, or whether you’re away on business and become ill, be assured that you and your family will have access to the healthcare coverage that you’ve come to rely on from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). In fact, should you or your family members require regular medical care when you’re away from home, you’ll be covered through the Away From Home Care program.
Can I get emergency room treatment and urgent care wherever I am?
Yes, as members of our HMO plans, you and your family have continuous coverage for the urgent care or emergency room treatment of emergency health conditions no matter where you are. Keep in mind that healthcare for non-emergency health conditions must be obtained by an HMO provider.
What are the eligibility requirements for the Away From Home Care program?
To qualify for Away From Home Care with an affiliated HMO, eligible members must:
- Be a current member of a Blue KC HMO plan.
- Maintain a residence within the Blue KC service area.
- Plan to travel outside our service area for at least 90 consecutive days.
- Visit an area that has an affiliated HMO.
Which states do not participate in the Away From Home Care program?
Please note that, although there are more than 200 affiliated HMOs nationwide, not all states have an affiliated HMO that you can access through this program. Away From Home Care is not available in Alabama, Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming or outside of the United States.
How do I get an application for the Away From Home Care program?
To request an application for the Away From Home Care program, or for additional information about this program, please call at 816-395-3320 or 800-892-6048, extension 3320.