As COVID-19 continues to spread, employers face challenges as they take measures to prevent the spread of infection to and within their workforces while maintaining their business operations as usual.
As this situation evolves quickly, we are vigilantly monitoring updates from government agencies and our carrier partners. We will continue to provide brief updates on resources and tools that we believe will help your organization navigate through the challenges presented by COVID-19.
At this time, here are the recommended actions for employers:
- Monitor guidelines from leading health authorities rather than the media, that includes:
- Regularly check our website
We continue to reach out to our medical carriers on your behalf. Important updates from medical carriers as it relates to coverage notifications, diagnostic testing, and member out-of-pocket costs will be posted on this page. In addition, we will continue to share commercial coverage information, safety, prevention, and other employer resources on this page.
- Review this update: IRS Allows HDHPs To Cover Coronavirus Costs
This change will allow HDHPs to pay for COVID-19 testing and treatment before an individual has met the plan’s deductible for the year.
- Contact your service team member if you are a Self-Funded or Level-Funded plan. You may need to opt-in or opt-out of provisions eliminating out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing, and we will assist in notifying your carrier.
We will keep you up-to-date as this situation continues to develop, and more information becomes available.