Benefits While Traveling Abroad (less than one semester)

Medical Plan

If you will be residing outside of the United States on University business for less than one semester, you will retain your current Meritain Health (PPO, HMO or HDHP) plan with medical coverage locally. Eligible expenses related to an Emergency Condition while the Covered Person is traveling overseas will be covered, including a Covered Person experiencing severe cold or flu-like symptoms.

Submitting Claims

If you incur medical and/or prescription claims while you are traveling abroad, you will need to submit those claims for processing as described below. Please keep a copy of all submitted claims for your records.

Medical Claims

Fax or email your completed claim form, along with statements and receipts to:

  • Karen Rupert-Jeffrey, Client Liaison at Meritain Health Fax: +1.716.541.6330 Email: Karen.RupertJeffrey@meritain.com

You can also contact Meritain Health Customer Service at the number listed on your medical card.

Prescription Claims

For claims reimbursement information, you may call:

  • OptumRX, 866-270-0234

If you need assistance with a prescription claim, or currently need more than a 90-day supply of a maintenance medication, please email Joanne Crehan, Benefit Specialist at the University of Notre Dame at jcrehan@nd.edu.

Note: Arrangements for an authorization with OptumRX can be made to allow pick up of an additional supply of maintenance medications at the Notre Dame Wellness Center or any local retail pharmacy.


Dental and Vision Plans

Dental and/or vision claims incurred while abroad are paid at out-of-network rates.

Submitting Claims

If you incur dental and/ or vision claims, you will need to submit those claims as described below. Please keep a copy of all submitted claims for your records.

Dental Claims

Fax or email your completed claim form, along with statements and receipts to:

  • Kathy DeWester, Senior Account Manager at Delta Dental Fax: +1.517.706.3577 Email: kdewester@deltadentalin.com

Vision Claims

Mail your completed claim form and itemized receipts to:

  • EyeMed Vision Care, Attn: OON Claims P.O. Box 8504 Mason, OH 45040-7111

When Filing a Claim

  • Please use these Meritain Health Claim Forms for: Medical (PDF), Dental (PDF) and/or Vision (PDF). Please submit claims in English and costs in U.S. dollars, when possible.
  • Please keep a copy of claims for your records.
  • For additional assistance, contact askHR at +1.574.631.5900 or askHR.