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COVID-19 and Your Plan

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We’re in this together

You may hear from Aetna or other vendors for the Rural Carrier Benefit Plan (RCBP) such as TrestleTree. We want to connect with you to see how you are doing during these challenging times.

If you receive a call from the RCBP, please take a moment to answer the phone and let us know how you are doing. If you need assistance, we can connect you to the care and resources you need during this COVID-19 pandemic.

We are just a phone call away and ready to help! Call 800-638-8432 to speak to a dedicated RCBP customer service representative.

We’ve got you covered

Coronaviruses are spread from an infected person to others through the air by coughing and sneezing, as well as through close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands. When possible, Rural Carrier Benefit Plan (RCBP) members may want to use telemedicine as their first line of defense in order to limit potential exposure in physician offices.

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Benefit

CDC approved labs & diagnostic testing for COVID-19 Pay 100% for all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved diagnostic testing performed by in-network (INN) and out-of-network (OON) providers. This includes visits to providers to diagnosis COVID-19 (such as provider office visits, and urgent care centers and emergency room visits) through the end of 2020.
Treatment for COVID-19 Pay OON providers at the INN level of benefits.
  • All OON treatment will be paid at the INN level of benefits and INN cost sharing will apply.
Effective March 06, 2020 to June 1, 2020, cost sharing will be waived for inpatient hospital admissions related to COVID-19 at INN facilities. This includes related INN and OON professional fees.
  • OON treatment will be paid at the INN benefits and members cost share will be waived.
Telehealth Continue telehealth consultations through Amwell® at no cost share.
Telemedicine For COVID-19: From March 6, 2020 to December 31, 2020, cost sharing will be waived for real-time virtual visits offered by INN and OON providers (live video-conferencing and telephone-only telemedicine services).

For non COVID-19: From March 6, 2020 to June 04, 2020, cost sharing will be waived for real-time virtual visits offered by INN providers (live video-conferencing and telephone-only telemedicine services).
Prescriptions CVS is offering 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions. CVS is also waiving early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications.

CVS is waiving charges for home delivery of prescription medications.

Beginning March 22, 2020, CVS Caremark is extending prior authorization set to expire between March 23, 2020 and June 30, 2020 for 90 days.

For more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit our FAQs page.