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Monday, April 6, 2020

Today's Message

Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Empire Plan Member Benefits

Empire Plan has coronavirus-related benefits available for its members. Empire Plan enrollees have access to the following:

  • Cost-sharing, co-pay, co-insurance, and deductible waivers for COVID-19 testing (waivers apply to both active employees and retirees).
  • Early prescription refills (one emergency refill of up to a 30-day supply for three prescriptions and one refill of specialty medications during a 90-day period).
  • Access to the Empire Plan Nurseline (877-769-7447, option 5), which provides information on COVID-19 and can help members who suspect they may have contracted the virus.
  • Access to Beacon Lens, the Beacon Health Options Blog, which provides tips on managing stress and anxiety during the coronavirus crisis.

For additional information regarding any of these benefits, members can contact the Empire Plan at (877) 7-NYSHIP.

Members can also sign up for State Health Department coronavirus e-mail updates by visiting the department's website.

Submitted by: Linda L. Kravitz
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