Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

 Medical Plan Updates: 5/9/2022

Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser)

  • Kaiser provided members the following information on COVID-19 self-tests:
    • When to use a self-test
      • If you have symptoms, think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, or plan to gather indoors with those who may be at risk, including unvaccinated children, seniors, and those who are immunocompromised
    • How to get a COVID-19 self-test at no cost and without a doctor’s order
      • Federal government: every home is eligible to order up to eight free self-tests at gov
      • Kaiser website, app, or pharmacy: members can access org/covidtests, use the mobile app, or visit a Kaiser pharmacy
      • Retail pharmacy: members can visit participating retail pharmacies and show their photo id and Kaiser member id card. A list of participating retailers can be found at org
    • What members should do if they receive a positive result
      • If you receive a positive result from a COVID-19 self-test, you should complete an e-visit. It will be added to your medical record and you will receive guidance on treatment, isolation, and quarantine. For questions or concerns about positive results or symptoms, visit org/getcare
    • Check your COVID-19 self-test expiration date
      • The Food and Drug Administration has extended the shelf life of the iHealth brand of COVID-19 self-tests. To see the new expiration date, visit and enter the test’s lot number


UnitedHealthcare: No new updates

Anthem Blue Cross: No new updates

Cigna: No new updates


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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.