Saturday, July 4, 2020

Health Insurance

Kreidler extends emergency order to health insurers expanding telehealth and other coverages

From the Insurance Commissioners Office: Kreidler extends emergency order to health insurers expanding telehealth and other coverages May 22, 2020 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until June 21 and requires health insurers to: Continue coverage …

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Medicare and COVID-19 – Updated 4-2-2020

Medicare and COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare Coverage and Costs Related to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment By Juliette Cubanski & Meredith Freed; Kaiser Family Foundation ~ Mar 30, 2020   More than 60 million people ages 65 and older and younger adults with long-term disabilities are covered by Medicare. Due to their older age and higher likelihood of having serious medical …

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Beware of Medicare coronavirus scams

Beware of Medicare coronavirus scams Medicare beneficiaries are starting to receive robocalls about “special virus kits.”  The scammer asks the person for their Medicare number so they can send them a “free” test. If you receive this type of call, hang up immediately and do not provide them with any information! It’s a scam to get your private personal information. Remember to …

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HCA closes lobby and in-person customer services at Olympia office

HCA closes lobby and in-person customer services at Olympia office Tue, 03/17/2020 As of Wednesday, March 18, the Health Care Authority (HCA) is closing its lobby to visitors, and will not offer in-person customer services for Apple Health clients nor members of the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Programs. We encourage people to use …

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