Texas Health Plans, TAHP Members Help Texas Cope With COVID-19
Monday, May 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for Texas and our nation, touching every facet of American life. The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), our member companies, and our employees are heavily invested in the health of the Texas communities in which we live and serve, and we are doing all we can to keep Texans safe and support our provider partners.
TAHP recently launched a new webpage to keep Texans, legislators, and other stakeholders in the loop about how our members are serving the state of Texas during this pandemic.
Texas health plans are activating emergency plans to ensure Texans have access to the prevention, testing, and treatment they need to stay healthy. Ways health plans are taking action include:
- Providing Testing and Treatment at No Cost to Patients
- Waiving Prior Authorizations
- Encouraging and Expanding Telehealth
- Strengthening Provider Capacity
- Supporting Vulnerable Populations
- Serving on the Frontlines
Health plans aren’t the only businesses stepping up to help Texans cope with COVID-19. Many TAHP members, including pharmacies, health data organizations, medical transportation providers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, and others are implementing new policies to help their customers, employees, and communities during this crisis.
To learn more about how TAHP health plans and members are working to help Texas deal with COVID-19, visit tahp.org/COVIDHelp.