​Important COVID-19 Health Benefits Information​

​The State of Maryland is committed to the health and safety of our employees and their families during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Effective March 30, 2020, we implemented additional important benefit updates to remove cost and other barriers to ensure all of our health and/or prescription drug participants have access to necessary care. 

  • The State Employee and Retiree Health & Welfare Medical Plans will cover medically necessary diagnostic tests and treatment that are consistent with CDC guidance related to COVID-19 without member cost share.  All Medical Plans will cover, with no cost share to the member, the appropriate medically necessary diagnostic testing and corresponding treatment for COVID-19, where it is not covered as part of the Public Health Service response, and ensure patient testing and any subsequently needed care are done in close coordination with federal, state and public health authorities.
  • The State of Maryland encourages the use of telemedicine, telephonic consultation and carrier virtual site for on-going medical care.
  • The State Employee and Retiree Health & Welfare Prescription Drug Plan is waiving early medication refill limits on maintenance medications and encouraging members to use their 90-day mail order benefit (Free Home Delivery).  Member cost sharing will apply as normal. We will also ensure formulary flexibility if there are shortages or access issues. 
    •  ​Use override code: SCC13 ​​ ​​

We will continue to share timely updates with you as the situation evolves.  We will also be updating our website with specific carrier information as it is made available.


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