Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Group Insurance Commission
What you should know about GIC Health Benefits and the COVID-19 Outbreak
The Gic provides several resources to help members cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please visit the GIC website for more detailed information
To access medical testing if you suspect you might have COVID-19
Call your medical provider first! Do not use public transportation, ride sharing services, or taxis!
For any COVID-19 related insurance claim
The GIC has directed all its health carries to wave:
Co-pays and deductibles associated with COVID-19 testing and co-pays for claims associated with COVID-19 treatment medical providers will enter specific codes for testing and treatment related to COVID-19, and those claims will be subject to automated processes for waiver or reimbursement
To access medical or behavioral health care without leaving home
All GIC health carriers already offer telehealth capabilities to support remote access to care through telephone, smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computers. All carriers have been instructed to waive all telehealth copays to promote its use. Check list of telehealth resources by health carrier or look on the back of your GIC health insurance card.
To access your prescription medications without leaving home
Contact your preferred retail pharmacy to ask if they offer home delivery. Some retailers, including CVS, are offering free home delivery during this emergency. If your preferred retail pharmacy does not offer free home delivery, you may use the mail order service available through both Express Scripts (www.express-scripts.com) and CVS Silverscript (www.Silverscript.com)
Get help with stress and anxiety specifically related to the COVID-19 outbreak Toll-Free emotional support help line 1-866-342-6892