According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, more than 2 million Pennsylvanians have filed initial jobless claims since the pandemic began in March.

The department Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Enhancing Detection fund contributed a $331,000 grant. They will be able to expand access to much needed heathy food options in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. All Rights Reserved. The following items will help you complete the FAFSA: After you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we advise you to contact your financial aid adviser to notify them that the application has been submitted. Providence Health Plan has extended the cost sharing waiver for COVID-19 treatment through December 31, 2020. UPMC and UPMC Health Plan will waive any applicable deductibles, copayments, or other cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing when ordered by a members treating medical provider. The new COVID-19 program will operate concurrently with other infection control efforts by HCA and CalOptima. Highmark is also waiving all costs for care if a patient is in the hospital being treated for COVID-19 through Sept. 30, 2020. Regence BlueShield of Washington is providing $2.4 million in financial relief through a one-time premium credit to its Washington members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) PPO plan. Any PIA officer, employee, or agent who has responsibilities with respect to student educational loans must comply with this code of conduct. Additionally, the insurer plans to contribute more than $2.6 million to United Way organizations across Florida. The plan will also continue to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 screening and testing in accordance with applicable state and federal law. More than $30 million in advanced payments will be made during this extremely challenging time. This expansion applies to all U.S. customers enrolled in Cignas Medicare Advantage and Individual and Family Plans, including those sold on the Individual Marketplace. No action is required by clients to receive this credit. Phase I focused on reducing childhood hunger and improving nutrition, awarding more than $4.5 million in grants to-date. Office visits and services associated with testing for COVID-19 will be covered with no out-of-pocket costs. In addition, individuals in stand-alone and group dental plans will also receive a 50% credit. Delta Dental of Kentuckys new Provider Advance Payment Program is making approximately $5 million available to help supplement Kentucky dental practices that have lost income following Gov.

The company will also work with Feeding America to provide nearly $100,000 in grants to local food banks across Ohio to provide meal kits for seniors, school-aged children, and those who have had to shelter in place as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Molina is also offering cell phones and data plans to its Medicaid members who do not otherwise have the capabilities to contact their provider via virtual visits. AmeriHealth New Jersey has launched a collaboration with Quartet to address members behavioral health needs. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has invested $400,000 in the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm program for home fire prevention, preparedness, and recovery, and to help create disaster-ready kits for its shelters in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, all member cost sharing payments for in-network primary care office and telehealth visits, as well as behavioral health-related office, outpatient and telehealth visits, will be waived for Florida Blues Medicare Advantage plan members through December 2020. Molina Healthcare of New Mexico is donating a relief package that includes medical supplies for families, Indian Health Services, and 638 facilities across the Navajo Nation that are experiencing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Blue Shield of California announced a new Primary Care Reimagined program that provides in-network physician groups access to an array of latest technologies to enhance their delivery of care, and new reimbursement models that provide more predictable cash flow for the physician practices. Regence BlueShield of Idahos telehealth claims are up 4900 percent during the COVID-19 crisis. Each kit will contain NIOSH-approved KN-95 masks, disposable isolation gowns with cuffs and bouffant hair caps. MHS Health has made several additional donations, including: Minnesota Council of Health Plans announced that Minnesotas nonprofit health plans are voluntarily waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and in-patient treatment for enrollees as part of a framework to support and protect the health of Minnesotans amid the COVID-19 crisis. LHO is a safe and helpful way to use Anthem benefits to see a doctor and receive health guidance related to COVID-19, without leaving home or work. Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is providing $950,000 to two nonprofit organizations that aim to improve health outcomes for children in Compton and Antelope Valley by developing innovative programs that support behavioral health and well-being. Additionally, Aetna is extending a number of cost-sharing waivers, including: Aetna, a CVS Health company, has extended cost-share waivers for its fully insured members through December 31, 2020. HCSC will also offer a special enrollment period for its insured group customers. This funding will also connect Californians in self-imposed isolation and quarantine with supportive services to assist with food, housing, child care, and other needs. This means members will pay no co-pay, co-insurance or deductible in this scenario. Tufts Health Plan Foundation is providing funding to 18 additional nonprofit organizations as part of the $1 million it has committed to support community efforts on behalf of older people affected by the coronavirus. This premium holiday amounts to almost $15 million in credits to over 4,000 Arkansas business clients. To support health care workers and providers in care delivery, IEHP has increased rates for Skilled Nursing Facilities so they may provide care for COVID-19 patients (when clinically appropriate) to lower the number of patients transferred to hospital emergency rooms. Kaiser Permanente members will have unlimited access to Calm content, including an ever-growing library of guided meditations, sleep stories for deeper and better sleep, and video lessons on mindful movement and gentle stretching. Trillium Health Plan will cover the cost of COVID-19 tests and the associated physicians visit when medically necessary diagnostic testing or medical screening services are ordered and/or referred by a licensed health care provider. Blue Shield of California is teaming up with artists in nine counties to create original artwork as part of an education and awareness campaign that offers support and encouragement during the COVID-19 crisis to members who face health-related challenges. To address food and resource insecurity for the greater community, IEHP has provided sponsorships, donations of goods and volunteers to local food banks. Molina Healthcare of Utah is donating $15,500 to relief efforts in the wake of COVID-19. Go to My Benefits which shows your name and the income assistance you receive. Waiving the cost-sharing for medical services for fully insured members whose primary diagnosis is COVID-19.This includes COVID-19-specific visits to an in-network medical clinic, urgent care center and/or emergency room, and inpatient treatment where COVID-19 is the primary diagnosis. For the 2021 plan year, Humana will cover out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment for all Humana Medicare Advantage medical plan members. Delaying the implementation of new alternative payment methodology (APM) contracts and maintaining PMPM payments at current respective clinic levels. The first release allows nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities, and long-term acute care hospitals to identify gaps in specific staffing needs they have on particular days. Any employee who is employed in the financial aid office, or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans or other student financial aid, and who serves on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors, shall be prohibited from receiving anything of value from the lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors, except that the employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in serving on such advisory board, commission, or group. Capital District Physicians Health Plan Patient Care Team, which moved into a virtual setting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, is reaching out to patients and their family members to assist with the following: Capital District Physicians Health Plan is waiving cost sharing (copays, coinsurance, and deductibles) for all coronavirus (COVID-19) related treatment with in-network providers. Independence will waive members cost for in-network, acute in-patient treatment of COVID-19 through October 31, 2021. Tufts Health Plan Foundation has made grants to five diverse community organizations to help them address the COVID-19 crisis. The program, open to independently owned primary care practices in North Carolina, includes: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will speed up payments to providers as they deal with potential short-term cash flow challenges from COVID-19. admission through an emergency room), If the provider/hospital is Medicare eligible.

To help ensure that more people are able to get to and from their destinations, we offer discounted fares to select groups. The dozens of Indiana vendors who will see expedited payments from IU Health include many small businesses and women- and minority-owned enterprises. Members are encouraged to use virtual health and nurse/provider hotlines. The providers and organizations will then determine which of their patients need the devices and then distribute them accordingly. Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant (ETG) Program, Free student aid-related COVID-19 guidance, PA Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program, Form 4506-T:Request for Transcript of Tax Return, Viva Health will cover FDA-approved lab testing from a participating/in-network reference lab (Labcorp or Quest), as well as the Alabama Department of Public Health. Medica Health Plan will waive co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles related to COVID-19 testing for all fully insured group, individual and Medicare members.

Self-insured plan sponsors will be able to opt-out. Providences clinical pharmacists are monitoring the supply chain to anticipate and address any potential drug shortages, and are promoting 90-day supply of maintenance medications, early refills when appropriate, and mail delivery to support staying at home as well as extending prior authorization approval dates up to 90 days to enhance access to medication when appropriate. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is lowering how much members pay for a 90-day supply of maintenance medications through the end of 2020. Anthems health plan affiliates are also reaching out to Medicaid beneficiaries to facilitate connections with state and social services, helping newly eligible and at risk members enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WPS will waive prior authorization requirements, and cover with no out-of-pocket costs to the customer, COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory testing and health care costs associated with provider visits for testing (e.g., office visits, urgent care visits, hospital visits, emergency room visits, etc.) Inter Valley Health Plan is treating COVID-19 diagnostic tests as covered benefits, and is waiving all cost sharing for members for screening and testing of COVID-19. So, the Foundation decided to forego the water bottles and toothbrushes and fund seven more schools instead. This includes hospital (including emergency department), urgent care, provider office visits, and telehealth appointments for the purpose of screening and/or testing for coronavirus. Creating processes for potential employee diagnoses, including evaluating leave-of-absence policies. Aetna is also taking additional steps to eliminate out-of-pocket costs for primary care services for Medicare Advantage members. Cigna is expanding its support for customers during the COVID-19 crisis by eliminating cost-sharing for all primary care, specialty care and behavioral health care in-office or telehealth visits for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care. Cigna is also partnering with The TeleDentists, a national virtual care dental provider with more than 300 dentists.

Medical expertise on how to safely resume business operations, Absence policies consultation. Telehealth services for both medical and behavioral health. The waiver includes copayments and deductibles for office visits and hospitalization for services related to COVID-19 treatment.

Blue Shield also will not require prior authorization for medically necessary emergency care. Offered through Fitbit Health Solutions, Fitbits Ready for Work program aims to help employees and employers make informed decisions on returning to work safely and confidently and combat workplace spread of COVID-19. Aetna, a CVS Health company, is streamlining its provider credentialing process so there can be more health care professionals caring for patients. Wellvolution offers members more than 50 digitally driven health programs to choose from, which address specific health goals, conditions and health risks, and the program is available to most Blue Shield members at no additional cost. The new test offers results in minutes, rather than the days required by current tests. Highmarks Medicare Advantage members will have no cost-sharing for inpatient hospital care for COVID-19 and telehealth visits for both in- and out-of-network care through Dec. 31. Delta Dental of Arizonas Interim PPE Support Program is designed to help offset the cost of PPE supplies, equipment and technology needed to safely reopen and scale up practices to provide dental services to Delta Dental of Arizona members amid COVID-19. Six legal aid agencies that have long been fighting to protect low-income and under resourced individuals and families who are often from communities of color, will receive the funding. Our website will answer your questions and guide you through the process of applying. Aetna is working closely with partner hospitals to help transfer and discharge members with issues unrelated to COVID-19 from hospitals to safe and clinically appropriate care settings where they can continue to have their needs addressed. The program helps ensure long-term access to high-quality care for Blue Cross NC members while enabling primary care practices across the state to weather the financial crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is administered through the UPMC Center for Social Impact, and it aggregates UPMC Health Plans existing workforce development and employment efforts, creates and scales new partnerships and programs, and connects individuals to employment opportunities at UPMC and other Pennsylvania employers. Virtual (or telehealth) visits can be used with primary care doctors, specialists, and behavioral health providers. The new service will include unlimited virtual visits with a dedicated team of Oscar primary care providers. CareFirst is also working with state and local leaders across the region to help support coordinated community vaccination efforts related to communication and distribution processes but cautions patience. The counseling includes information about your rights and responsibilities of being a loan borrower. Humana is also expanding its policy of suspending prior authorization and referral requirements, instead requesting notification within 24 hours of inpatient (acute and post-acute) and outpatient care. CVS Pharmacy teams will make three visits to each long-term care facility to ensure residents and staff receive their initial shot and critical booster. The Foundation has also made $260,000 in grants to Ohio-based Boys & Girls Clubs, Feeding America organizations and the Childrens Hunger Alliance to address food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19. Delta Dental of California is making available an additional $100 million in loan funding to its independent provider network across 15 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for economic assistance and COVID-19-related relief. Any customer who wishes to participate in our Income Assistance Program must use COTAs account-based payment system via either the Transit app or a COTA Smartcard.

Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health will partner with California and Los Angeles County to open the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in Los Angeles that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19.

HealthPartners is waiving cost-sharing payments for COVID-19 treatment through March 31, 2021. Innovators can submit their solutions to either of two tracks. Continuing to encourage all members of Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans to take advantage of plan benefits for 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions.

The donation enabled the USM to open a new food pantry where students can pre-order online and pick up their food and supplies in person. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has launched a $5 million public-private sector philanthropic endeavor, Care, delivered, that will distribute personal protective equipment at no-cost to healthcare and social service organizations on the front lines of the pandemic. Providence quickly developed and implemented a coronavirus assessment tool to help communities assess their symptoms in real time. Independence Blue Cross is offering a comprehensive COVID-19 preparedness tool developed by Quil to some Independence members at no cost. If testing is recommended, members can opt to have a testing kit mailed to their homes within one business day. In addition to supplies and resources, Highmark hosted a Back-to-School webinar in collaboration with clinical leaders from Allegheny Health Network (AHN) on August 5 for school districts to provide current information on COVID-19 to school decision-makers. These offerings are an expansion of Cignas efforts to support both front-line healthcare workers and the general public during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Sanford Health Plan is waiving all cost-sharing payments for COVID-19 treatment through Sept. 30, 2020.