AmeriHealth Administrators announces additional steps the company is taking to help safeguard employees during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Due to the growing impact of COVID-19 in the region, AmeriHealth Administrators will require all associates in its Philadelphia-area, New Jersey, and Minnesota offices to work remotely from Monday, March 16, until further notice.
AmeriHealth Administrators remains “open for business,” and all workforce members with the ability to work from home will be doing so. All discretionary business travel and in-person meetings with clients and consultants will stop. This restriction also applies to members of our workforce who perform all or part of their duties at non-Independence Health Group locations, such as physician offices.
“We remain steadfast in our aim to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our workforce, our members, our customers, and our business,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence CEO. “Our goal remains to reduce the risk of illness through person-to-person contact. The success of our work-from-home pilot has shown that our associates will surpass any challenge to serve our members and business clients at the highest level.”
During the week of March 2, several AmeriHealth Administrators departments began working from home to “stress-test” technology. One week later, March 10, the company offered all internal business areas the opportunity to work from home.
AmeriHealth Administrators continues to closely monitor the situation. AmeriHealth Administrators is also collaborating with key stakeholders, such as elected officials, public health organizations, health systems, and others.
On March 6, AmeriHealth Administrators announced its decision to cover and waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and to waive co-pays for telemedicine visits for 90 days (through June 4). More information can be found on the AmeriHealth Administrators COVID-19 (coronavirus) site. Plan members are encouraged to visit the site for the latest news and updates.