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Medical Plan:

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Testing Coverage:
The safety of our employees remains our top priority. All employees should continue to follow the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and COVID-19 Health and Hygiene guidelines.

  • If your healthcare provider has confirmed that you are at risk and should be tested for COVID-19, this test will be covered under all Boston Scientific Medical Plans (PPO, HDHP and HMO) at 100%. All regular copayments, coinsurance and deductible amounts will be waived, so that your out-of-pocket expenses will be $0. 
  • If you choose to be tested at your own discretion, without recommendation of your physician or as a requirement by a healthcare facility, coverage of that test is subject to applicable deductibles and co-payments pursuant to your health insurance plan.

A message from Kaiser. Please visit here for COVID-19 updates and resources.


Mental Health Resources:

  • Telehealth Services (video health visits): Tele-health services offer convenience and the ability to avoid visiting a hospital, clinic or medical office for non-life-threatening and non-urgent health situations. Appointments are available on-demand, 24/7 via phone or online video consultations:
    • Kaiser Members - select your region
    • UMR Members Teladoc
      (select “Get Started Now” to login/register), or call 1-800-835-2362 (Tips from Teladoc to help you prepare)
    • Changes to member payment responsibilities: 
      • Teladoc (UMR Members) - Behavioral Health, Medical and Dermatology visits will be covered at 100% from *February 4 through June 18, 2020* with all copays, co-insurance and deductibles waived. 
      • Telehealth (UMR Members) – Members who see their regular in-network provider virtually, but not through the Teladoc service will experience a waived co-pay, co-insurance and deductibles for Behavioral Health claims from *February 4 through June 18, 2020*. This is to encourage continuity of care.
  • Introducing free premium access to Sanvello Health: A leading provider of digital and telemental health recently announced free premium access to its digital care delivery platform. This offer makes Sanvello’s clinically validated techniques, coping tools and peer support free to anyone impacted by COVID-19. To activate access, anyone can download Sanvello for free from the App Store or Google Play and create an account to begin. 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 

Pharmacy Plan (OptumRx):


Financial Benefits:



2019 FSA Claims Deadline Extended:

  • Participants in Dependent Day care FSA have until July 15th to submit claims for the 2019 Plan Year. 
  • Healthcare FSA participants have until 60 days after the end of the outbreak period to submit claims for the 2019 Plan Year.

Review a consolidated list of Financial benefit changes/support reminders.


Growing Your Family Resources: Childcare & Backup care Resources:

Healthy and Financial Savvy Meal Planning:

Library of COVID-19 BenefitsConnect Email Communications:


Other Resources:


updated 5/21/2020