What if I need emergency care when I am traveling outside the Rockford Health Plans HMO service area?

What if I need emergency care when I am traveling outside the Rockford Health Plans HMO service area?

What if I need emergency care when I am traveling outside the Rockford Health Plans HMO service area?

Does Rockford Health Plans HMO cover my child while he or she is away at college?

Can students receive follow-up care while they are away at college?

If my son or daughter is a full-time college student, to what age will the student be covered by Rockford Health Plans HMO?

What if I need emergency care when I am traveling outside the Rockford Health Plans HMO service area?
Rockford Health Plans HMO covers the cost of emergency treatment when you are outside the service area, as long as the condition could not have been treated before you left the service area. Rockford Health Plans HMO will pay the reasonable and customary charges for treatment received outside the service area.

Does Rockford Health Plans HMO cover my child while he or she is away at college?
If you have a child who attends college outside the service area, he or she is covered outside the service area for emergency conditions only. Therefore, you should schedule your child''s routine medical appointments during school vacations and semester breaks.

You may also want to take advantage of the student health services that are available at most colleges and universities. Schools usually charge a reasonable fee for this service, which allows the student to visit the student health center for treatment of common conditions, such as colds and flu.

Can students receive follow-up care while they are away at college?
In most cases, students need to receive any follow-up care from participating providers in the Rockford Health Plans service area.

If my son or daughter is a full-time college student, to what age will the student be covered by Rockford Health Plans HMO?
The standard coverage for college students is to age 23. However, this may vary according to your plan. Please check your Schedule of Benefits or call the member services department. Each semester, be sure to reconfirm with Rockford Health Plans HMO that your son or daughter is still a full-time college student.