Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

EHP is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. We want to make sure you have up-to-date information, know what to expect, and know how to care for your own and your family’s health.

Please visit coronavirus.jhu.edu for the latest COVID-19 news, health and safety guidelines, and easy instructions for how to protect yourself.

Maryland is under a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19. To stay updated on the changing situation in Maryland, please visit coronavirus.maryland.gov.

Coronavirus and Your Benefits

It is critical to EHP that our members have appropriate access and coverage to testing and treatment for coronavirus. EHP has updated all benefit plans with the following coverage:

 COVID-19 Testing

  • Testing for COVID-19 is covered with an in-network or out-of-network provider.
  • Members will have no cost-shares (copayments, co-insurance and deductibles) for COVID-19 testing or visits that result in COVID-19 testing.
  • No pre-authorization requirement for COVID-19 testing and the associated visit.

Prescriptions

  • To increase access to prescription medications, EHP is waiving the early medication refill limits for supplies of at least 30 days (for EHP members with pharmacy benefits through CVS/caremark).

Members can also consider getting a 90-day supply of maintenance medications you take on a regular basis. Visit COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Pharmacy Questions or our pharmacy page to learn more about your prescription coverage.

Telemedicine

  • Telemedicine is covered; originating site can be member’s home.
  • Same member cost-shares apply for telemedicine as for face-to-face visits.
  • Telemedicine provided by out-of-network providers is covered under member’s out-of-network benefits, if applicable.
  • Telephonic consultation is covered.

Prevention

There is no vaccine for the coronavirus at this time, but you can take steps to help keep yourself and others safe. Follow these tips to prevent infection:

Social and Physical Distancing:

  • Avoid hugs, handshakes, and crowds.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • If your children are sick, keep them at home.
  • If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, keep everyone in the house at home.
  • If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
  • If you are at higher risk of severe illness, stay home and away from other people.

As with any illness, call your provider if you are feeling unwell. You should also call your provider if you experience symptoms of coronavirus—fever, cough and trouble breathing—or if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

Proper Handwashing:

Clean hands save lives! This simple step is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially:
    • Before eating
    • After going to the bathroom
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • When you can’t get to soap and water, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If someone is sick at home, wash your hands before and after caring for them.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Our priority remains to ensure that you have access to the health care you need. We will continue to update our website with information that can help you stay healthy, or – in case you get sick – help you get the right care.

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