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August 27, 2020

State Employee Health Plan benefits related to COVID-19 effective until Sept. 30

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The following State Employee Health Plan benefits related to COVID-19 are effective until Sept. 30. Additional updates will be provided when available.

  1. The State Employee Health Plan, or SEHP, will cover medically necessary diagnostic tests that are consistent with CDC guidance related to COVID-19 at no cost share to the member where it is not covered as part of the Public Health Service response. 
  1. The SEHP will allow early refills on 30 or 90-day prescription medications and/or allow members to use their mail order benefit. 
  1. Given the nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, seeking in-person medical care has the potential to further spread the virus. The 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.
  1. The HealthQuest Health Center, available to members enrolled in the health plan, is located at 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka
    • Phone screening is recommended before going to the center: 785-783-4080
    • If a patient visits the clinic, they will put on a mask and clean their hands with hand sanitizer. The health center staff will evaluate the patient’s symptoms and recommend they isolate if the initial findings and/or symptoms present are a positive indicator for the virus.
    • COVID-19 testing is available at the HealthQuest Health Center for state of Kansas employees. Curbside testing will be available at the center by appointment only. https://my.marathon-health.com/