EQ has taken strong steps to ensure that its clients and communities are provided with the most up-to-date health insurance information in regard to COVID19.
(PRUnderground) April 2nd, 2020
In light of the current pandemic, it is heartwarming and encouraging to see the nation coming together to help their communities in various ways. ExpertQuote Insurance Services, Inc. (EQ) has taken strong steps to ensure that its clients and our communities are provided with the most up-to-date health insurance information in regard to COVID19.
ExpertQuote’s hope is to ease the confusion of navigating the ever-changing benefits world. EQ is serving as a bridge to medical care access, especially in these unprecedented times, providing resources and support. As a complimentary resource, Raj Singh, C.O.O of ExpertQuote, has organized a weekly series of webinars where clients have access to an ERISA attorney and where their questions can be answered as new regulations come into play. “As advisors and trusted partners, we will be marked on our actions during these challenging times. Raj Singh stated, “Our clients and community remain our top priority; they are relying on the information we provide to make tough decisions.”
Additionally, in order to provide ongoing support to their valued clients and community, EQ created a dedicated website (EQCOVID19.com) wherein the following information is posted and updated daily:
- Carrier updates and telemedicine information
- Local and government resources, links and FAQs
- Guides and best practices
- Webinar from our ERISA attorney
- Employee communications materials
- Mental health resources
Further, EQ has the following important points to convey:
A free tool that can be used to self-triage for the novel Coronavirus. Check your risk for COVID-19 based on best clinical practices, CDC guidelines, illness severity and risk factors like age and pre-existing conditions. This screening tool does not replace instructions from healthcare providers or guidance from state and local health authorities. Head to c19check.com
Beware of COVID-19 scams. The Federal Trade Commission has reported solicitation of fake tests, bogus charities and fraudulent delivery of early stimulus payments.
Scammers use robocalls to falsely offer free Coronavirus test kits. Recipients are transferred to a call center where an operator impersonates a Federal government employee and tries to scam the recipients into providing their credit card information. This is typically solicited as a payment for the “shipping and handling” of the “free” Coronavirus test kit.
90-day prescription medication supply. We do not want to alarm you unnecessarily. There have been reports of potential disruptions in the China and India drug supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many drug manufacturing sites in China are reporting to be back online after initial disruptions; some are at full capacity, and others are operating between 50 and 80 percent capacity. To err on the side of caution, we are suggesting that those of you taking prescription medication consult with your medical providers and secure a 90-day supply if possible (this may not be possible for all drugs).
Telemedicine. Employees are encouraged to use telemedicine both over the phone and through the carrier’s apps for non-emergency services.
ExpertQuote is honored to do their part to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and hopes that the support they provide will ultimately contribute to making their community stronger.
Disclaimer: Neither the employer nor ExpertQuote Insurance Services, Inc., is licensed to provide any medical guidance and/or advice.
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