EmpireBlue Cross PPO

The Empire Blue Cross PPO plan provides worldwide coverage for hospitalization and surgical, medical, vision and prescription drug expenses. Under this plan, medically necessary treatment for a covered illness or injury may be obtained at a hospital or from a physician of one’s own choosing, whether an in-network or out-of-network provider. For detailed information staff members must review the Empire Blue Cross PPO Plan Description document and should contact Empire Blue Cross for all questions regarding coverage. In addition, members of the Empire Blue Cross plan have access to FrontierMEDEX and ActiveHealth as part of participation in this plan. Coverage when travelling or living outside of the United States is handled by BlueCard Worldwide. Details can be found in the Empire Blue Cross PPO Plan Description.




Global Core ProgramAs an Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) member, you can take your healthcare benefits with you when you travel abroad, and receive access to doctors and hospitals around the world. Click here to learn more. 

Empire App: Empire lets you manage your health care by putting your technology to work. You can have a network of doctors and urgent care centres right at your fingertips, and booking your next appointment is a breeze. Click here to learn more. 

Home Delivery ChoiceDid you know that you could get your medications delivered to your door? As an Empire member, enrolling in Home Delivery Choice won’t cost you anything, and can even help lower your costs. Click here to learn more. 

Mammograms and Breast ExamsMammograms can detect breast cancer in its earliest form and stop the disease in its tracks. Empire covers this life-saving test, which is easy to schedule and takes no longer than 15 minutes. Click here to learn more.

Colorectal Cancer ScreeningWhen it comes to colorectal cancer,  your best defence is early detection. As an Empire member, you are entitled to three different screening tests. Click here to learn more. 

FutureMoms Program: Empire understands that your goal is a safe delivery and a healthy baby. As a member, you are eligible for free nurse coaching and prenatal care workshops. You can also get connected with nutritionists and other specialists. Click here to learn more. 

Quitting SmokingAre you ready to quit smoking? Empire understands that breaking the habit is not easy, but they are ready to guide you through any cravings or withdrawal symptoms you may experience on your path to becoming tobacco-free. Click here to learn more. 



Carrier Details

P.O. Box 1407
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008-1407
United States
Optional - Application required

Appeal a Claim

Subscribers must appeal non favorable decisions through the insurance carrier before contacting the Insurance Unit.

Summary of Benefits

Details of the plan (description of benefits, restrictions, percentage of reimbursement, etc.) may be found in the Member Plan Description.  In addition, for those travelling or residing overseas you can find helpful information in the Blue Card International flyer.




Conversion Privileges

The conversion privilege is part of the United Nations group insurance programme. It allows staff members who cease employment with the United Nations and do not qualify for after-service health insurance benefits to arrange for medical coverage under an individual contract. Please click on the link below to find out more about this privilege.

Conversion Privilege


The eligibility section of the circular explains in detail the eligibility requirements to enrol in Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance plan.


Vision Care

Vision care is provided by Blue View Vision (Eye Med in New Jersey). Contact information as well as benefit details can be found in the Vision plan detail.



Your Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan offers Prescription drug benefits which are provided by Express Script.


Online Provider Directory

You may access the Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield's website at: http://www.empireblue.com/. You may also follow these step-by-step instructions to find a doctor online.

To access Global Core for international care, please visit www.bcbsglobalcore.com and login using the first three letters of your identification number (located on your insurance ID card).