COVID-19

Use the resources below to help answer questions and concerns related to COVID-19. Updated information will be added as needed to help you stay informed on what is covered by the Farm Credit Foundations Medical Plan, ease concerns you have about the current market volatility, and address the stress you may experiencing.


COVID-19 Testing Covered by Medical Plan

Farm Credit Foundations has worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) to agree to offer employees and covered dependents the testing to diagnose COVID-19 when medically necessary and consistent with CDC guidance with: 

  • No prior authorization needed
  • No member copays or deductibles

 

Medical Coverage

  • COVID-19 diagnostic testing covered

  • Using MDLIVE for telehealth

  • Prescription drug concerns

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Financial Concerns

  • COVID-19 and the economy

  • What to do when the markets are down?

  • Dealing with financial stress

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Coping with the Pandemic

  • How to handle self-isolating

  • Caring for Others

  • Work and Illness

  • Assistance from LifeWorks

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What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.


Can MDLive be used to diagnose COVID-19?

No. COVID-19 can only be diagnosed in facilities where testing is available. MDLive continually monitors the CDC guidelines and recommendations around the coronavirus disease. MDLive physicians are prepared to screen patients and their symptoms to determine the severity and whether symptoms align with COVID-19.

Take care of yourself

Physical Well-being

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces and objects, such as your desk, keyboard, and phone.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever, cough, or other respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath.
  • If you have any concerning symptoms, seek medical care early.
  • Precautions for patients, others facing higher risks

Mental Well-being

  • Take a break from the news.
  • Practice mindfulness exercises to reduce stress.
  • Use technology to check-in with friends and family.

​​​​​​​Financial Well-being

  • Consider purchasing travel insurance to protect any upcoming trips.
  • Pay attention to government travel advisories before booking travel.
  • Don’t make hasty financial or investment decisions. Talk with your advisor if you have concerns.

If you are struggling with anxiety about COVID-19 or need support, call the LifeWorks at 1-888-319-7819.