Local 251 received this communication from Mandy Garrod, Benefits Manager for The City of Omaha, and want to keep all of our members informed of this update. Please read and if you have any questions please contact the City of Omaha Benefits Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 444-5300
Please read the latest updates from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska for your healthcare needs.
Testing for Coronavirus/COVID-19
There will be no cost for the employee for the appropriate medically necessary diagnostic testing, where it is not covered as part of the Public Health Service response. Medically necessary treatment of COVID-19 will be subject to the plans deductible.
BCBSNE will be increasing access to prescription medication by waiving early medication refill limits on 30 - day prescription maintenance medications (according to the terms of our plan). Opioids will still be limited. We encourage you to use your mail order pharmacy for a 90 day fill of your medication.
Patients will also not be liable for additional charges that stem from obtaining a non-preferred medication if the preferred medication is not available due to shortage or access issues.
Coverage for Telehealth Visits
Starting Monday March 16th, 2020, BCBNE will cover, with no fee, the cost of all telehealth visits until further notice. Please use telehealth before visiting your primary care doctor.
A flier to use telehealth is attached.
The service code is: BCBSNE
The coupon code: BCBSNEFREE
Employees not covered by BCBSNEThe following are options for employees not covered or enrolled in BCBSNE.
CHI Health has waived the fee for their virtual care. This is available on the CHI website.
Corvel has offered a dedicated support line to answer questions about current medical information on prevention and treatment options related to COVID-19. 855-283-2710
If you are exhibiting flu like symptoms or have a fever, please stay home. If you have questions, please reach Benefits at email@example.com or 402-444-5300.
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