As we work through these trying times, here are a few of resources to keep in mind. Check back regularly as we will regularly be updating to better support your needs.
Omicron Updates - Jan 2022
The Omicron variant is setting daily records in case counts and transmission, and this comes at a time with updated quarantine guidance from the CDC. Depending on your vaccination & booster status, this will vary. Please read this bulletin for additional insights. COVID-19 test sites are backlogged or offline due to their own staffing concerns; please exercise patience in booking appointments in your area. Vaccines and doctor ordered tests continue to be covered with no cost share. To report a COVID diagnosis or exposure, please contact our safety team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines and continued CDC updates may leave you with questions. Are they safe? Is one vaccine better to get than another? When and how often can I get vaccinated? These resources below can help you stay informed, make a plan and address any concerns you may have. For quick reference, visit the CVS Health COVID-19 page or the CDC site on COVID-19.
Hear from Dr. Sree, Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark®
Hear from Dr. Sree about the safety of the FDA-authorized vaccines as well as mild side effects you may experience when you get your vaccination.
Benefit Plan Changes and Enhancements
McClatchy continues to work with our providers, following IRS guidance, to make temporary benefit plan changes and enhancements. Some changes remaining for 2022 include:
As mandated by the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, members are eligible for COVID-19 testing and doctor visits to acquire testing at no cost for the duration of the federal disaster mandate.
To find a testing facility and schedule an appointment go to cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps families balance the demands of work, life and personal issues. EAP offers online resources, unlimited 24/7 telephone access to licensed behavioral health professionals and up to five face-to-face visits with a counselor per person and per incident each year.
Resources include live and recorded webinars, podcasts, checklists and much more focused on managing anxiety and stress, parents and children, social distancing and staying connected, self-care, mental health, coping with grief and loss, medical professionals and caregivers and workplace changes. To access these benefits click here. (Username/password: McClatchy)
Telephonic visits are free, unlimited, confidential and available 24/7. Call them today at 1-866-845-4972.
You can now access your five face-to-face visits via televideo and you have choices! To get started contact one of the providers below:
or go to www.mdlive.com/BHCOMM
- Arcadian telepsychiatry
*Only available to employees located in CA, CO, DE, MO, NJ, NY, PA, VA.
Cost: Once you exhaust your free EAP sessions, if you would like to continue televideo visits, the cost will be your responsibility.
Learn more about other services EAP offers.
To limit your exposure to the virus, or avoid passing it around CVS is now offering free home delivery of your prescription medications (excludes over-the-counter medications). You can request delivery by calling the store, selecting your delivery options within the CVS Pharmacy app or through a link via an "order ready" text message. See more information here.
Early refill restrictions have also been waived through the end of 2020 so that employees have access to medications while sheltering in place. The COVID-19 early refill process enables employees to obtain 30-day prescriptions for maintenance medications at any in-network pharmacy ahead of their normal fill schedule. If you need an early refill, call your pharmacy and ask if you’re eligible to refill your prescription early due to COVID-19.
Coping with COVID-19 Webinars
Get help understanding some of the reasons new threats such as Coronavirus can be so scary, learn about symptoms, prevention methods and ways to help keep you calm with these on-demand webinars.
- 24/7 Aetna Nurse Medical Line: 1-800-556-1555
- Aetna Crisis Response Line: 833-327-2386
- 24/7 EAP: 1-866-845-4972