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Coronavirus outbreak updates
Updated On: Apr 15, 2020
The APWU Health Plan provides resources to help you stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Coverage enhancements for APWU Health Plan members

APWU Health Plan now covers visits to health care providers, urgent care centers, and the emergency room at no cost for members when the visit results in an order for or administration of a diagnostic test for COVID-19.

The plan also:

  • Covers COVID-19 testing at no cost for members when a clinical professional prescribes the test.
  • Waives all deductibles, coinsurance, and copays. Your provider should be aware of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CDC guidelines. If you are charged a copay or coinsurance at the time of your visit, the plan will reimburse you.
  • Waives inpatient prior authorization requirements related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 ENHANCEMENTS PDF

Feeling sick? Figure out what steps to take with the symptom checker

If you or a loved one are feeling sick, assess your risk for COVID-19 with Buoy Health’s easy-to-use online symptom checker, brought to you by Express Scripts.

COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKER

Express Scripts, E Logo is a trademark of Express Scripts. Express Scripts manages your prescription plan for your employer, plan sponsor, health plan or benefit fund. Buoy Health Inc. is an independent contractor of Express Scripts and Express Scripts shall have no liability for the Buoy platform.

To lessen your risk of exposure, use your telehealth options

Virtual visits are a great option when you need to see a doctor without leaving home.

  • See and talk to a doctor 24 /7 from your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • If needed, doctors can send a prescription to your local pharmacy.
High Option members

For medical care, Visit Amwell online or call 1-855-818-DOCS. The APWU Health Plan covers telehealth visits at no cost to members and waives the deductible, coinsurance, and copays.

VISIT AMWELL

Health pandemics can increase feelings of stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Visit MDLIVE online or call 1-888-430-4827 for help.

VISIT MDLIVE

Consumer Driven Option members

Virtual visits are available through Amwell, Teladoc, and Doctor on Demand. The APWU Health Plan covers telehealth visits at no cost to members and waives the deductible, coinsurance, and copays. To get started, call 1-855-615-8335 or log in to myuhc.com® and choose Connect with a doctor online.

LOG IN

Beacon Health Options COVID-19 updates

Beacon Health Options provides webinars and resources to help you navigate stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

How to prevent coronavirus infections

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Throw the used tissue into the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Use cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19

Some people with coronavirus have no symptoms and can transmit the virus to others through speaking, coughing, or sneezing. CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public when it’s difficult to maintain six feet of social distancing, especially in areas with high rates of infection.

Recommended face coverings are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. These critical supplies must be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.

CDC recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings
Learn how to make your own face covering

People who show symptoms of COVID-19 should use facemasks to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for:

Health workers
People caring for someone at home or in a health care facility

How to wash your hands

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

HANDWASHING GUIDELINES

Learn more about coronavirus

Visit the CDC for more information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Resources for travelers

Before you travel or board a cruise ship, visit the CDC for information about COVID-19.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Ask your doctor

Contact your primary care doctor or clinic if you have health-related questions about COVID-19.

Order maintenance medications from home

APWU Health Plan offers a convenient mail order program for members with long-term prescriptions. The program offers free delivery for 90-day refills.


 
 
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