GeoBlue® Introduces Global EAP Services for Expats

New Services Also Include Global Wellness Coaching

RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  GeoBlue®, a leading provider of international health insurance for expatriates, announced today that it is introducing global employee assistance (EAP) and wellness coaching for its group members. These services are offered in partnership with Workplace Options, the world's leading global employee effectiveness company. GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

"GeoBlue selected Workplace Options based on the company's global reach, resources and track record for top notch service," said Rob Howard, Director of Group Product Sales for GeoBlue. "Our new global EAP and wellness coaching fully round out GeoBlue's outstanding wellness and counseling services for international assignees and their families."

Workplace Options' global EAP services are offered outside of the United States and include confidential counseling and support in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. All calls are live-answered 24-hours a day by mental health professionals qualified to provide support for work, personal and family challenges. GeoBlue members also have access to extensive web-based content and services from Workplace Options at

What's more, Workplace Options collaborates with Mayo Clinic to deliver enhanced the wellness coaching services now offered by GeoBlue, including weight loss, tobacco cessation and stress management. GeoBlue  also offers online wellness services such as health assessments and news, trends and advice on exercise, diet and stress reduction programming provided by the Mayo Clinic.

"We are very pleased to be offering our services through GeoBlue," said Dean Debnam, chief executive officer of Workplace Options. "As a global company committed to increasing employee effectiveness worldwide, this relationship will allow us the opportunity to improve the lives of thousands of expats and their families."

GeoBlue began rolling out its global EAP and wellness coaching services to new and existing group expatriate health insurance members in October.

About GeoBlue®
GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Setting the industry standard, GeoBlue's mission is to provide peace of mind to long- and short-term global travelers by offering competitive insurance protection and technology-powered assistance, including an elite community of thousands of carefully selected, contracted doctors and hospitals in almost every country in the world as well as its signature destination databases, mobile tools and concierge-level services. The scope of GeoBlue's services and technology creates a complete, reliable, convenient way to keep international travelers and expats healthy and productive.

GeoBlue provides group and individual health insurance plans. For more information on group plans, visit For information on individual plans, visit

About Workplace Options
Workplace Options helps employees balance their work, family and personal life in order to make their lives healthier, easier and more productive. The company's world-class employee support and work-life services provide information, resources, referrals and consultation on a variety of issues ranging from dependent care, legal and financial issues to stress management and wellness.

Drawing from an international network of credentialed providers and professionals, Workplace Options is the world's largest integrated employee support services and work-life provider. Service centers in Raleigh, N.C., London, Toronto, Dublin, Singapore, Panama, and Tokyo support more than 42 million employees in over 32,000 organizations, across more than 200 countries and territories. To learn more, visit

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