COVID-19’s impact extends far beyond public health. Businesses across the country have had their foundations tested. They’ve had to make difficult choices about how to sustain their operations and right-size their workforces. Thankfully, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Safe and effective vaccines offer health and hope to your employees — and economic recovery for your business.
Learn about vaccine safety, effectiveness, and how you can help build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine with your workforce.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and now available to everyone 16 and older. This video includes information on how to prepare for vaccination and what to expect.
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Please continue to do your part to protect yourself, your team, and your business. Encourage your employees to:
To support your employees — and prepare for changes to your businesses’ working environment and infrastructure — use our Planning for the Next Normal playbook as your guide. This no-cost resource helps you:
Leaves of absence related to COVID-19
Find information to help you understand how to help your employees get documentation for different COVID-19-related medical scenarios, including leave of absence and return to work. Download the PDF >
We understand that the size of your staff and your ability to continue offering benefits could change. If that happens, our continuation of coverage tool. external link can help them get personalized recommendations for non-employer-sponsored coverage based on their income, employment status, and coverage needs.
Get the latest updates and Kaiser Permanente’s response. >
Get information on supporting the emotional and mental health of your workforce. >
Kaiser Permanente members can access a range of tools to support mental health and wellness, including popular wellness apps, Calm and myStrength. external link.2 Calm offers guided meditations, sleep stories, mindful movement videos, and more to help lower stress, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep. myStrength offers personalized programs for mental health and emotional wellness, including modules to help employees cope with anxiety about COVID-19. Both apps are available at no cost to our adult members.
See our Wellness Resources. external link for more self-care tools, tips, and activities — including many that your employees can access even if they’re not members.
We also have articles. external link to help your employees:
And for employers, we offer:
Protecting the health of your employees is always our top priority. We’re using our convenient telehealth services to help ensure your employees get the care they need. Kaiser Permanente members have access to:
At Kaiser Permanente, telehealth care isn’t an extra or an add-on. It’s a core piece of our connected care model. Your employees can get the same great care they’d get in person — care that’s provided by Kaiser Permanente doctors, connected to their electronic health record, and covered by your company’s health plan.
When your employees do need in-person care, we’re keeping them safe at our facilities. Encourage your team to continue to get the care they need and stay up-to-date on vaccinations and health screenings, such as mammograms, colorectal screening, and A1C testing.
If your employees are working remotely, you can help keep them engaged and productive. Download this work-from-home wellness flyer. Or share our “6 quick tips for working from home” video below. Both offer advice for well-being when home doubles as the office.
You can also support your employees’ at-home wellness by:
For more tools and tips to help you and your employees during these challenging times, visit the COVID-19 resource center.
For Choice products, this policy applies only to the in-network portion of KPIC plans. The normal benefits apply for out-of-network KPIC plans. For self-funded groups, this policy does not automatically apply, but we encourage them to adopt this policy.
Calm is not currently available to Kaiser Permanente Washington members. myStrength® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Livongo Health, Inc.
When appropriate and available.
Some prescriptions are not available for refill by mail.
Services covered under your health plan are provided and/or arranged by Kaiser Permanente health plans: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., 320 Westlake Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 • Self-insured plans are administered by Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, One Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
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