Archive for month: January, 2022
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· An Omada health coach to keep you on track
· Devices you need like a scale and/or glucose meter
· A personalized dashboard to guide your journey
· An online community tailored to your interests
Reach your health goals, one step at a time.
· We’ll create a personalized path to help you get there.
· Ongoing one-on-one health coaching
· Connected scale to monitor progress
· Nutrition tips, ideas, and recipes
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· Specialized coaching from a certified diabetes specialist
· Connected devices you need to monitor your glucose
· Immediate feedback on glucose readings
Improve your overall health
· Strategies to sleep better and manage stress
· Interactive lessons to build healthy habits
· Techniques to overcome challenges
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Yours in health,
The Minnesota Health Consortium Team and Medica
Over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 testing coverage
The federal government recently released FAQ #51 on coverage for COVID-19 testing by private health insurers and group health plans. The guidance clarifies how members in group or individual health plans can seek reimbursement for over-the-counter (OTC) COVID antigen diagnostic home tests.
Effective Jan. 15, 2022, and for the duration of the national public health emergency, Medica members enrolled in individual plans and commercial fully and self-funded plans have coverage for OTC FDA-authorized COVID-19 antigen tests without a prescription from a qualified health professional.
- Coverage includes up to eight FDA-approved OTC COVID-19 antigen home tests for each member per month covered under a subscriber’s plan.
- Tests can be obtained through a network pharmacy at no cost.*
- Tests obtained at an out-of-network pharmacy or retailer are eligible for reimbursement at $12 per OTC test. Members will be required to submit a claim form to process reimbursement.
- OTC tests purchased prior to Jan. 15, 2022 are not eligible for reimbursement.
- Tests purchased to fulfill employer-directed testing requirements are not eligible for reimbursement.
*If the network pharmacy is unable to directly submit the claim for the member’s OTC antigen tests, they can complete and submit a Pharmacy Claim Submission form. Completed forms and receipt(s) should be mailed to the following address for reimbursement:
ATTN: Commercial Claims
P.O. Box. 14711
Lexington, KY 40512-4711
Or members can fax their claim form and receipt(s) to 1 (608) 741-5475.
A listing of FDA-approved Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 antigen tests can be found on the FDA’s website.
Medica Customer Service
When employees have questions about their health plan benefits, we’re here to help. Employees can call Customer Service to get answers to their questions:
- Is my doctor in the network?
- Do I have a copay? A deductible? Coinsurance?
- Has my claim been paid?
- How much will my prescription cost?
- What health and wellness programs are available?
Call Customer Service at 1-877-347-0282 (TTY: 711). We’re available 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays
Medica CallLink for 24/7 nurse support
Medica CallLink connects employees with trusted advisors and nurses to get the health answers they need—at no extra cost.
- Learn more about a diagnosis.
- Decide what care will meet your needs.
- Understand symptoms and treatment options.
- Find a doctor or hospital and make an appointment.
Talk with an advisor or nurse, 24/7 at 1 (800) 962-9497 (TTY: 711).
Medica member website
The Medica member website is employees’ one-stop resource for all kinds of information to help them manage their health plan benefits and improve their health:
- Order ID cards.
- Find out what their plan covers.
- Track claims.
- Find a health care provider.
- See what drugs are covered.
- Learn about health and wellness programs.
It only takes a few minutes to register. Employees can go to Medica.com/SignIn and follow the instructions to create their account and access their plan information.
My Health Rewards by Medica® support
Have questions about the My Health Rewards by Medica program? Get help with registration, sync your fitness tracker & apps, and more. Call Virgin Pulse Member Services at 1 (833) 450-4074. We’re available 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CST Monday-Friday. Or email Medica.Support@VirginPulse.com.
ORDINANCE NO. 192, 2ND SERIES
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CITY CODE CHAPTER 93 “ANIMALS”.
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINDOM, MINNESOTA, DOES ORDAIN:
TO REVISE CHAPTER 93: “ANIMALS” BY REPLACING THE EXISTING SUBSECTION (D) OF SECTION 93.035 “UNLAWFUL ACTS RELATING TO ANIMALS” WITH THE FOLLOWING:
- 93.035 UNLAWFUL ACTS RELATING TO ANIMALS.
(D) It is unlawful for any person to keep mammals, such as cattle, buffalo, elk, pigs, pot-bellied pigs, sheep, goats, llama, alpaca, etc. in any part of the city not zoned for agricultural purposes; and in the A-O Zoning District, only in limited numbers and not as a commercial calving or farrowing, feeding or finishing operation.
Upon approval of the City Council, goats or sheep may be temporarily allowed in municipal parks for the purpose of removing unwanted vegetation.
ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 93: “ANIMALS” SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE. This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication.