Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Medical Plan Updates: 02/01/2021
Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser)
- Kaiser will be contacting members ages 75 and older to provide instructions on how to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Members can also visit, org/covidvaccine, or call the 24/7 recorded message hotline at (855) 550-0951 for regular updates.
- Members testing positive for COVID-19, who share their home with at least one other person, are eligible to receive a free household prevention kit, which includes: care instructions for members and their caregivers; information on how to isolate at home and monitor symptoms; and access to essential personal and household supplies.
- Additional information about the household prevention kit will be included with the member’s results notification
- Members exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged to complete an e-visit and select “COVID-19, Cold, Flu, Cough: Advice or Testing”. Following the e-visit, members can visit Kaiser’s website for at-home care instructions on protecting and caring for themselves and others at home.
- Members can find answers to common COVID-19 vaccine questions by accessing the latest “Ask a Doctor: COVID-19 vaccine” article on the Kaiser website.
- Kaiser is offering a mindfulness webinar on coping with stress and building resiliency, as a part of their ongoing series available the third Thursday of the month. The next 60-minute class is scheduled for 5 p.m., February 18, 2021.
Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem)
- Anthem provided members with the following three things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Members will receive the COVID-19 vaccination at no cost. During the national public health emergency period, members will have no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine, regardless of the type of health plan or doctor/healthcare professional they choose to visit
- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccine, and along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will continuously monitor vaccine safety and quality
- Vaccine distribution has begun and supplies should increase over time. Per the CDC, all adults should have access to the vaccine in 2021
- Effective February 1, 2021, COVID-19 treatment will be based on plan benefits for the following….
- Medically necessary inpatient COVID-19 treatment at in-network facilities
- Emergency room treatment, if admitted to the facility with a COVID-19 diagnosis
- Ground emergency ambulance transportation, if admitted to the hospital for inpatient COVID-19 treatment
- Through February 28, 2021, UHC has extended coverage at no cost share for network outpatient monoclonal antibody administration, for the treatment of COVID-19, in adult and pediatric patients.
- As a part of their ongoing COVID-19 podcast series, Cigna’s latest nine-minute podcast addition focuses on the latest developments related to COVID-19 mutations, vaccine rollout plans, and the cost of the vaccines.
- Vaccine Flyer
- COVID-19 Vaccines
- Essential Workers COVID Testing
- Covid-19 Vaccine FAQs
- Office Work Site Tool-Kit
- Work from Home
- Ways to Ease Stress and Anxiety
- Customer Testing
- Sydney Care
- Anthem EAP Resources
- Testing Flyer
- FFCRA Packet
- Healthy Lifestyle Programs
- Employee Program
- How to get the care you need
- Return to Worksite
- CIGNA Special Coverage
- FAQs on Leave of Absence
- Mask Etiquette
- Mental Health Toolkit
- Social Health Resources
- United Healthcare FAQs
- COVID-19 Study
- Weekly Summary (5/8/2020)
- Member Updates
- Work at Home Tips
- Webinars for COLA
- Manage Stress and Anxiety
- Stress Management
- Covid-19 Resources
- My Strength Flyer
- Member Education Flyer
- Sydney Care Flyer
- Kaiser Permanente
The Department of Human Resources (DHR) works closely with the County-sponsored medical plans available to our employees, and receives regular updates concerning the COVID-19 crisis. Watch this page for weekly news, as well as any urgent updates on how to get treatment and new recommendations concerning social distancing, self-quarantine, and more.