BCBS Group Leader Information
You will recall that as a part of the Medicare Part D prescription plan there was a requirement to complete a disclosure for your prescription plan online with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The initial disclosure was required to be completed by March 31, 2006 which covered the August 1, 2005 plan year. An annual disclosure is now required within 60 days after the start of each new plan year. This means that for the August 1, 2020 plan year the online disclosure should be completed by September 30, 2020. Access the form.
As your association, we want to keep you aware of any major trends and developments happening around the state that could impact your business. As we move into what appears to be the heart of this crisis, please know we stand ready at the KBA to assist you in any way possible. While we are taking measures to limit exposure and protect our employees, we will continue to serve Kansas banks and Kansas bankers throughout this challenging period. If you need assistance, please reach out to us at (785) 232-3444.
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KBA Medical Plan and COVID-19
The KBA Medical Plan is following all of the BCBS of Kansas policies in regards to how our Plan is handling the Coronavirus. You will find attached the current BCBS of Kansas response. Please note that this may evolve over time and you can always find the most current update at the BCBS of Kansas website homepage (bcbsks.com). If you or your employees have questions they should contact BCBS of Kansas customer service at the number listed on their ID cards.
People are being encouraged to use telemedicine to the extent possible during this time. Please remind your staff that the KBA Medical Plan does have access to telemedicine through BCBS of Kansas and the Amwell Medical Group. Attached is a brochure describing this benefit and we would highly encourage you to provide this to your staff that is covered under the KBA Medical Plan. Please be aware that due to the sudden demand for this service that average wait times have risen from 7 minutes to over 15 to 25 minutes. A patient is able to leave their name and number and receive a call back without losing their place in line and Amwell is addressing this and working to reduce wait times.