News

TeamCare has issued a detailed bulletin and Q&A with information about COVID-19, including what to do if you feel sick, testing, and eligibility for short-term disability benefits.

We urge all members who are covered by TeamCare to read the bulletin carefully.

Highlights include:

What To Do if You Feel Sick

Teladoc physicians are available by phone or video 24/7 to evaluate your symptoms from your home which will allow you to minimize exposure to others.

There is no cost to the member for using Teladeoc.

If a higher level of care is determined to be needed by the physician, Teladoc will navigate you to the appropriate resource (primary care physician, hospital etc.)

More information is available at Teladoc.com/TeamCare

Testing

If COVID-19 testing is recommended, TeamCare will cover medically necessary diagnostic tests that are consistent with CDC guidance related to COVD-19. 

Tests are in short supply now. Additional testing through Quest Diagnostics and CVS is being developed and TeamCare reports it should be available shortly. Information will be updated on MYTeamCare.org when this testing is available.

Treatment

TeamCare will cover all medically necessary care and treatment under the specific benefit levels of your plan. You should refer to your Plan Benefit Profile at MyTeamCare.Org

Refilling Prescriptions To Have a Supply

CVS Caremark will waive early refill limits on 30-day prescriptions and waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications.

Short-Term Disability Benefits & COVID-19

Local 71 members who have short-term disability benefits through Teamcare are eligible for those benefits if they are under a physician’s care for COVID-19 or have been advised by a physician, teladoc or state agency to self-quarantine. Click here to read more about short-term disability benefits.