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COVID 19 Information

CMS Announces Access to Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests for Medicare Beneficiaries

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all Medicare enrollees with Medicare Fee-For-Service Part B or Medicare Advantage will have access to free COVID-19 testing, effective April 4th through the end of the Public Health Emergency (available here). Under this new program, CMS will pay participating pharmacies and health care providers to allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive up to eight over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests per month at no cost. This policy will apply to COVID-19 OTC tests approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is the first time Medicare will cover an OTC test at no cost to beneficiaries. 

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 offers a Digital Toolkit for COVID, which includes the following webinars:

Plan Administrator Directory

Administrator Name Phone​ Website​ COVID-19 Information​ COVID-19 Test ​COVID-19 Exam

 

All Telemedicine*​

 

Benefit Choice Health Plans​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

​Aetna

​855-339-9731

aetnastateofillinois.com​ ​

https://aetna.com/individuals-families/member-rights-resources/covid19.html​

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 10/17/21


Covered 100% through 6/30/21

800-628-3323  (TDD/TTY)​

​BlueCross BlueShield

​800-868-9520

bcbsil.com/stateofillinois​ ​

https://www.bcbsil.com/covid-19​ ​

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 6/30/21



​866-876-2194  (TDD/TTY)

​Health Alliance Medical Plans

800-851-3379​

healthalliance.org/stateofillinois​ ​

https://www.healthalliance.org/coronavirus​ ​

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 6/30/21

​800-526-0844  (TDD/TTY)

​HeakthLink OAP

800-624-2356​

https://www.healthlink.com/soi/learn-more​ ​

https://www.healthlink.com/coronavirus ​

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 6/30/21

877-232-2356  (TDD/TTY)​

​TRAIL MAPD Health Plans​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

​United Healthcare
​TRAIL MAPD PPO

888-223-1092​

https://www.uhcretiree.com/soi/home.html​ ​

https://www.uhc.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/covid-19​

Covered 100%​ through 10/17/21

Covered 100%​ through 10/17/21

Covered 100%

TTY users, call 711​

​Humana
​TRAIL MAPD HMO

800-951-0125​

https://our.humana.com/soi​

https://www.humana.com/coronavirus​ ​

Covered 100%​ through 10/17/21

Covered 100%​ through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 12/31/21. COVID-19 covered 100%. Non-COVID-19 telehealth cost share waived at in-network: MDLive, primary care, urgent care, and outpatient behavioral health

TTY users, call 711​

​Aetna
​TRAIL MAPD HMO

855-223-4807​

stateofillinois.aetnamedicare.com

https://www.aetna.com/individuals-families/member-rights-resources/covid19.html

Covered 100%

Covered 100%

Visit Teladoc.com/Aetna or contact your provider

TTY users, call 711​

​Health Alliance
​TRAIL MAPD HMO

877-795-6131​

https://medicare.healthalliance.org/​

https://www.healthalliance.org/coronavirus​ ​

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 10/17/21

Covered 100% through 6/30/21

TTY users, call 711​

*Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 2020-09 and reissued via EO 2021-32, carriers shall not impose any cost-sharing (copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance) for Telehealth Services provided by in-network providers throughout the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. Please contact your provider to determine availability of Telehealth Services.

Additional Plan Administrator Information

Purpose

​Adminstrator Name

Phone​

Website​

​Covid-19 Information

​Prescription Drug Plan (for OAP and PPOs)

CVS Caremark​®

​877-232-8128

caremark.com​


​https://cvshealth.com/covid-19

​800-231-4403 (TDD/TTY)

​Life Insurance


​Securian Financial

888-202-5525​

​https://web1.lifebenefits.com/

content/lifebenefits/illinois

https://www.securian.com/covid-19.html​

800-526-0844 (TDD/TTY)​

​Flexible Spending Accounts

ConnectYourCare​

888-469-3363​

connectyourcare.com​


https://www.connectyourcare.com/important-coronavirus-update/​

​800-526-0844 (TDD/TTY)

​Behavioral Health (for PPO)

Magellan Healthcare, Inc.​

800-513-2611 (nationwide)​

magellanascend.com​ ​

https://www.magellanhealthcare.com/COVID-19/​

​800-526-0844 (TDD/TTY)

​Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Magellan Healthcare, Inc.​

​866-659-3848 (nationwide)

magellanascend.com​

​https://www.magellanhealthcare.com/COVID-19/

​800-456-4006 (TDD/TTY)

​Personal Support Program (PSP - AFSCME)


AFSCME Council 31​ ​

800-647-8776 (statewide)​

afscme31.org​

https://www.afscme.org/covid-19

​800-526-0844 (TDD/TTY)

​Enrollment Customer Service


MyBenefits​

844-251-1777​

 

MyBenefits.illinois.gov​

https://mybenefits.illinois.gov/Article/Print/SOI-COVID-19-Information​

​844-251-1778
(TDD/TTY)