NU Online News Service, Feb. 17, 2004, 1:31 p.m. EST – Highmark Inc., Pittsburgh, is marketing health coverage for employees of Pennsylvania employers who work overseas.[@@]

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago, developed the program to help multinational U.S. employers and U.S. employees of foreign companies.

The program, which is open to customer groups of any size, includes referrals to an international provider network, eligibility and benefit verification services, medical evacuation services and payment guarantee services.

The program also can provide translation services to help members communicate with their care providers.