March 30, 2020

Health & Welfare Updates

  • Effective March 1, 2020, COVID-19 testing, and related provider or facility fees to administer the test, will be covered at 100% in or out of network, in compliance with the law.
  • Effective March 1, 2020, any visit with your treating provider conducted electronically (phone, facetime, skype, etc.), will be covered the same as in-person office visits under the Plan. Remember you may also access care using Anthem’s LiveHealthOnline, available at, for which there is 100% coverage.
  • The Plan provides credits to maintain eligibility if a participant is disabled.  Effective for the work months of March through June 2020, eligibility credits for up to one month will be provided under this provision if a participant, or a person residing in his/her household, are under a physician ordered quarantine due to symptoms consistent with Coronavirus.
  • If an eligible participant is ill, the Plan provides a one week waiting period before weekly Accident and Sickness benefits begin. This one week waiting period has been waived for illnesses commencing from March 26, 2020, through June 30, 2020.
  • Effective March 26, 2020, through June 30, 2020, weekly Accident and Sickness benefits will increase to $500.00 per week.  These benefits are not payable if a participant is receiving unemployment compensation or employer-provided paid medical leave (and is otherwise subject to all other plan terms and conditions).

Please contact Benesys with questions or for more information on health & welfare. 

Indiana & Kentucky: 800.700.6756

Ohio: 855.837.3528