Generations Advantage Update April 23rd 2020

Message #4

April 23, 2020

Dear Martin’s Point Generations Advantage Member,

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

As we all continue to deal with the changes and challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, we want you to know that your health and well-being continue to be our top priority. We hope you’ve been able to shelter in place and maintain recommended social distancing if you need to go out. Below, you’ll find information that we’d like to share to help you take action to stay safe at home and in public.

If you have any questions about your coverage—COVID-19-related or otherwise—please don’t hesitate to call Member Services at 1-866-544-7504 (TTY: 711). We're available 8 am-8 pm, Monday through Friday. As always, and especially during these difficult times, we are here for you!

WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS


The federal government is warning that scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the new coronavirus. Many are targeting their scams at seniors. They have posted five important things you can do to avoid being taken advantage of:

  • Don’t respond to texts, emails, or calls about checks from the government.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits.
  • Hang up on robocalls for anything COVID-19 related.
  • Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) and never click on a link from a source you don’t know.
  • Do your research before you make a donation. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.

Learn more from the Federal Trade Commission about current scams

MASKS FOR ALL, SAFETY FOR ALL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that everyone wear a mask when in public settings where social distancing is difficult—like grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. The use of simple cloth face coverings is a simple step we can all take to help slow the spread of the virus. 

Make Your Own Face Mask and learn how to wear your mask safely with guidance from the CDC.

MARTIN’S POINT WEBSITE: COVID-19 RESOURCE

For your convenience, COVID-19-related information for Martin’s Point patients, health plan members, and network providers is available on our website at MartinsPoint.org/COVID19

You can find additional information about COVID-19 at these websites:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Thank you for taking steps to keep yourself and our community healthy. Working together, we can make a real difference in fighting the spread!

Heather Mullen

Chief Operating Officer, Health Plans

Martin’s Point Generations Advantage is a health plan with a Medicare contract offering HMO, HMO-POS, HMO SNP, and Local and Regional PPO products. Enrollment in a Martin’s Point Generations Advantage plan depends on contract renewal.