BCBS Massachusetts extends free telehealth to members affected by extreme flooding

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is extending free telehealth services and prioritizing early prescription refills to its members affected by historic flooding in the Northeast.

For the 7,500 members in New York and Vermont currently under states of emergency, BCBS is offering telehealth through its Well Connection platform with no copays or deductibles using the code "BCBSMA161," according to a July 11 news release.

At least one hospital in Vermont postponed elective surgeries, and staff at multiple hospitals in the state slept at work overnight as extreme weather batters the region. 

President Joe Biden approved Vermont Gov. Phil Scott's disaster declaration request July 11 to support flooding response efforts across the state. Flooding began July 9 after several days of heavy rain, according to The Wall Street Journal. At least two areas in the state had received more than 9 inches of rain as of July 11. 

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