IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM BLUECROSS & BLUESHIELD OF TEXAS RELATED TO COVID-19 FOR PRE-65 RETIREES

The City of San Antonio’s Human Resources Department has provided to RECOSA the following information related to COVID-19 from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas for pre-65 retirees:

CARES ACT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes the following important changes to your health care benefits through BlueCross & BlueShield of Texas.

  • COVID-19 screening and related office visits are covered at no cost to you or your covered dependents.
  • Qualifying coronavirus preventive services (items, services, and immunizations intended to prevent or mitigate COVID-19), will be covered at no cost to you or your covered dependents.
  • Virtual visits are covered at no cost, whether you reach your deductible, and regardless if the virtual visit services relate to COVID-19.
  • You may use funds from your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) drugs without a prescription, as well as menstrual care products.

If you have any questions, please contact BlueCross & BlueShield of Texas at 1-800-521-2227.