State employee health plan updates in response to COVID-19

Health insurance

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced four provisions on March 13, 2020, that have been extended until further notice when provided by a network provider for employees and dependents enrolled in medical insurance through the State Employee Health Plan.

  1. SEHP will cover medically necessary diagnostic tests that are consistent with CDC guidance related to the COVID-19 at no cost share to members, where it is not covered as part of the Public Health Service response.
  2. SEHP will allow early refills on 30- or 90-day prescription medications and allow members to use their mail order benefit.
  3. Given the nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, seeking in-person medical care has the potential to further spread the virus. SEHP partners with Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to provide Telehealth services with a virtual doctor’s office. There is 24/7/365 access to this service. The member cost-share will be waived for any Telehealth service. Aetna members: Teledoc; Blue Cross Blue Shield members: Amwell.
  4. For plan participants that reside in the Topeka area, the HealthQuest Health Center, available to members enrolled in the health plan, is located at 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

COVID-19 testing is currently available for all state employees, all employees of active non-state employers, and all spouses and dependents older than 10 years of age covered by the State Employee Health Plan at the HealthQuest Health Center. Curbside testing is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 785-783-4080.

To schedule a telehealth appointment, SEHP members can call (785) 783-4080 or click here.

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