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Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic


Vision Plan

On Highland’s vision plan and need contact lenses or glasses?  The link below contains guidelines on what you can do if you need glasses or contact lenses during the shelter in place mandate.

COVID-19 Member FAQ Update


Blue Cross Blue Shield MDLive (Virtual Visits)

A virtual visit lets you have a live consultation with an independently contracted, board-certified MDLIVE doctor or therapist. This can happen 24 hours a day, seven days a week by mobile app, online video or phone.  During a public health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, remote access to care is important for patients who do not want the risk of exposure. Click on the link below to learn more about MDLive and the types of conditions that can be treated.

Virtual Visits Information


Flexible Spending Plans

The IRS rules allow participants to change their deduction amount due to a daycare closing. If your daycare has closed and you wish to stop your dependent care deduction or change the amount, please notify Sandy Johnson.

Currently, the IRS does not allow an employee to change their coverage election for medical reimbursement due to the pandemic.  The IRS does continue to allow an employee to change the amount if they have had a Qualifying Life Event.  As a reminder, once the plan year ends on 06/30/2020, our Plan allows expenses incurred during a 2 1/2 month grace period (through 09/15/2020) to be reimbursed. If the IRS makes any changes to flexible spending plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will provide an update to employees.