Received a Letter from Excellus and/or Express Scripts Stating Your Plan is Terminating? DON'T PANIC!
CASEBP recently added the Calm® App to our benefit offerings, and we want you to be aware of some communications that you may receive. We have spoken with Excellus, and because of this addition to the Plan, you may receive a letter or see on your online account that your plan is terming on 12/31/2022 and a new plan becoming effective on 01/01/2023. Anytime there is a change to the Plan, the Plan must be terminated in the Excellus system and then reinstated with the updated changes. This is why you will see the termination date of 12/31/2022 and a new effective date of 01/01/2023, as that is when the new benefits take effect. Please rest assured that there are no changes to your benefits besides adding the new benefit and you can disregard the letter.
At-Home COVID-19 Tests at No Cost to You!
As part of its ongoing efforts to expand Americans' access to testing, the Biden-Harris Administration has required health plans to cover the cost of up to eight over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests, effective December 19, 2022. This requirement means you will be able to go to a pharmacy or store, purchase a test, and either get it paid for upfront by your health insurance plan or get reimbursed for the cost by submitting a claim form. Click for more information on how it works, COVID Over-the-Counter Tests Flyer
Some Key Points:
- Each member is allowed eight over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests per month.
- You must purchase the tests at the pharmacy counter to have no upfront, out-of-pocket costs.
- You should use the Direct Claim Form to request reimbursements for tests purchased from December 19, 2022, and on. You can submit electronically or via U.S.P.S. mail.
- For more information about COVID-19 or to submit a receipt for reimbursement, visit the Express Scripts Resource Center, COVID-19 Resources and Vaccine Coverage | Express Scripts (express-scripts.com).
- Get 4 tests for free! With the help of the U.S.P.S., households can request a total of four tests to be delivered for free. To learn more and order at-home tests, visit COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests.
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New Article: Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms
This glossary has many commonly used terms, and is intended to be educational.