ALL COVID-19 TESTING COST WAIVED
👉The State Group Insurance Program has also approved waiving all costs for COVID-19 in-network testing and in-network outpatient visits associated with these tests.
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Talk to your doctor, or other healthcare provider, about your need for a test.
What does this mean for our members?
• These benefit changes apply to health plan members, in all plans with both carriers: BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna.
☎ Members won’t pay for any Telehealth visits through carrier-sponsored Telehealth programs, (Cigna: MDLive/AmWell and BlueCross BlueShield: Physician Now) even if the visit is for something other than COVID-19 from March 17 – May 31.
• Members won’t have to pay a copay, coinsurance or any money toward your deductible for in-network COVID-19 tests and in-network visits when the visit leads to a COVID-19 test, as well as any services performed at the visit during which the COVID-19 test is performed in the following:
o Provider’s office
o Urgent care facility
o Convenience clinic
o Emergency Room
The benefit does not include waiving member cost-sharing for subsequent treatment associated with COVID-19, which would fall under the benefit cost-sharing the health plan members are currently enrolled in.
• Cigna members can use your telehealth (virtual medical services) benefits to keep you out of a provider’s office. Create your user profile with your current health information.• Log into https://my.cigna.com/web/public/guest• Look for MDLive or Amwell and select the vendor of your choice• Call 888.726.3171 for MDLive or 855.667.9722 for Amwell• BlueCross BlueShield members can use your PhysicianNow telehealth (virtual medical services) benefits to keep you out of a provider’s office. Create your user profile with your current health information.
Here is some additional information about your CVS/caremark pharmacy benefit. You may take advantage of: We are temporarily waiving early refill limits on 30-day and 90-day prescriptions for maintenance medications such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, depression, asthma/COPD at any in-network pharmacy. You can now fill maintenance medication prescriptions ahead of schedule.
If you have any trouble, tell your pharmacy staff to check for messaging in their system from CVS/caremark and that your plan sponsor is temporarily allowing early refill overrides. If they have trouble with the override, they should contact the CVS/Caremark pharmacy help desk (your pharmacy has the phone number). For more help with your CVS/caremark pharmacy benefits, call 877.522.TNRX (8679) 24/7 or visit https://info.caremark.com/stateoftn