Generations Advantage Update July 2nd 2020

Message #7

July 2, 2020

Dear Martin’s Point Generations Advantage Member,
 
As your partner in health, we want to help keep you up to date on COVID-19 developments. Below, you’ll find helpful information and links to resources that we’d like to share to help you stay safe at home and in public.

CDC ADDS TO COVID-19 SYMPTOM LIST
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added three new items to the list of COVID-19 symptoms. Those additional symptoms include congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and can range from mild to severe. For information from the CDC about COVID-19 symptoms and when to seek emergency medical care, go to CDC: Symptoms of Coronavirus
 
FACE MASKS HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
 
Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows wearing cloth face coverings reduces the spray of respiratory droplets from person to person. For more information from the CDC, go to CDC: Effectiveness of Cloth Face Coverings
 
As a reminder, face masks are now covered under the Wellness Wallet (subject to your benefit maximum). Masks must be purchased through a website, retail store, or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider. The approved benefit includes:
Cloth masks
Surgical masks (limit 50 per month to reserve supplies for health care workers and medical first responders).
Other exclusions: N95 respirators, homemade cloth mask supplies.
 
GETTING CARE WHEN YOU NEED IT
 
If you have a pressing or urgent medical issue, please don’t delay getting in touch with your primary care provider so they can talk through your symptoms and make sure you get appropriate care when you need it.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
 
Wondering about your Generations Advantage plan’s coverage for services related to COVID-19? 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! 

Heather Mullen
Chief Operating Officer