APWU HEALTH PLAN WILL WAIVE THE COST OF CORONAVIRUS TESTING FOR MEMBERS

The APWU Health Plan is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The cost of testing is a rising concern among postal and federal employees and retirees.

APWU Health Plan members will have access to coronavirus testing, as prescribed by a health care professional, and the Health Plan will waive the deductible and coinsurance. Containing the outbreak is the Health Plan’s number one priority.

Testing is available at LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics.

Any individual who suspects they may have been exposed to the coronavirus or is exhibiting symptoms should consult with their health care professional to make the appropriate testing recommendation, in line with CDC guidelines.

To lessen your risk of exposure, members should use your telehealth options. As a reminder, virtual visits are a great option when you need to see a doctor without leaving home. With a virtual visit, you can see and talk to a doctor from your phone, tablet, or computer—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to providing a consultation and diagnosis, doctors can send a prescription to your local pharmacy.

High Option Members

Virtual visits are available at a reduced copay of $15. Visit American Well online at https://business.amwell.com/ or call 1-855-818-DOCS for medical care. Health epidemics can increase feelings of stress, anxiety and sleeplessness, visit MDLIVE online at https://www.mdlive.com/ or call 1-888-430-4827 for help.

Consumer Driven Option Members

To get started, call 1-855-615-8335 or log in to myuhc.com® and choose Connect with a doctor online.