As the uncertainty increases, we remain deeply committed to our core values of service and responsiveness to ensure there is no disruption to our members. HealthEZ will remain fully operational under the State of Minnesota stay at home order. We will continue to provide unparalleled customer service, prompt and accurate claims processing, 24-hour help line, and all client support, including your dedicated 800 number.
Clients & Brokers
Our thoughts are with those that have been impacted by COVID-19 and we offer our support to all businesses that are part of the HealthEZ family. Below you’ll find updates from our team on current legislation and government assistance programs. HealthEZ is able to provide you with a Financial Ledger of your total plan cost (claims, stop loss premiums, admin, network, etc.) for the last 12 months to help you apply for the benefits listed below.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act HR-6201
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act HR-6201 mandates that self-funded, employer sponsored health plans cover the testing for COVID-19, along with the associated doctor’s office, urgent care, or emergency room visit at no cost to plan members. To comply with this legislation, HealthEZ is updating all employer’s plan designs.
Additionally, to comply with social distancing recommendations, plan designs have been updated to process telephonic or electronic visits with physicians or clinics at the same benefit level as an in-person consult.
These changes have been implemented and there is no action required on your part at this time. Please contact your dedicated account manager with any questions.
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
This is a loan that is fully guaranteed by the Small Business Administration and is issued by SBA approved lender and others specially designated. The loan must be applied for by June 30th, 2020 and has a maximum duration of 10 years.
Proceeds may be used for:
- Payroll, salaries and/or commissions
- Group health insurance premiums and other healthcare costs
- Rent or Mortgage interest (excluding
- amounts pre-paid)
- Other business interest incurred prior to February 15, 2020
EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT
This is a new credit against payroll taxes, which includes 50% of wages paid to each employee up to a max of $10,000 of wages per person.
Must qualify by either:
- Having operations partially/fully suspended due to government-required suspension of operations
- Have a quarter with <50% of revenues (not profit) from same quarter 2019
Read more to learn about the Government Assistance and Cares Act.