Apr. 13, 2020
ATTENTION BENEFITS ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES
Below are a few important updates regarding benefits. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources staff at email@example.com
COVID-19 Health Insurance Coverage
The College-sponsored medical plans administered by Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield have been amended to provide additional coverage related to COVID-19. This means all participant costs, including copays, coinsurance and deductibles are waived if members and their covered dependents receive treatment for COVID-19 from in-network doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals between April 1 and May 31, 2020.
Note on new Anthem Medical cards: If you are enrolled in a College medical plan, you may have received a new Anthem Medical card in the mail in the past week or so. Please know that your plan enrollment has not changed. Anthem experienced a system problem that triggered the mailing of new cards. You may begin using the new card you received, but your old card is still good.
COVID-19 Leave for Benefits Eligible Staff Update
Benefits-eligible staff who are scheduled for work but are unable to perform their job responsibilities due to certain conditions related to COVID-19, may use up to 10 days of additional paid leave. This leave has been extended to May 20, 2020 in accordance with Governor Lamont's closures of CT schools. In addition, it has been expanded to include the care of older dependents who are not medically able to care for themselves. Details about those conditions and how eligible staff may draw on this new leave bank can be found in the COVID-19 Leave policy located in Camel Web. After logging in, you can find this policy under the HR/Finance tab (Employee Handbook/Leave Benefits).