COVID-19 Employee Resources

  We recognize that the COVID-19 has created some unexpected challenges for us all.  The Office of Human Resources team is working with County Executive and County Administration officials to keep you as safe as possible.  During this crisis, our goal is to keep you informed with updated information and support.  

Risk Management Resources

Due to ongoing concerns of COVID-19 the Office of Risk Management is working remotely. We can be reached by email and phone at the addresses and extensions listed below:

Office of Risk Management Contact information:

Office Phone: 410-313-6390
Office Email: risk@howardcountymd.gov 

Amy Lanham, Administrator - x6396
alanham@howardcountymd.gov

Matthew Zervas, Deputy Administrator - x6392
mzervas@howardcountymd.gov

Patti Hennessie, Workers' Comp Coordinator - x6389
phennessie@howardcountymd.gov

Dave Murray, Liability Analyst - x6395
dmurray@howardcountymd.gov

Jenn Kurek Wohn, Safety Analyst - x2012
jkurek@howardcountymd.gov

Bill Chenowith, Safety Analyst - x0535
wchenowith@howardcountymd.gov

Alexa Rowland, Specialist - x6397
arowland@howardcountymd.gov

Sandra Rabb, Admin Support - x6394
srabb@howardcountymd.gov

Voicemail messages are checked remotely Monday-Friday excluding County Observed Holidays.

Printable Resources

PowerPoints as PDFs

Workers Compensation

Useful links and websites

Informative Videos

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, departments can send the SDS form to Risk Management at risk@howardcountymd.gov and we will handle entry of products into the system. With increased telework and procurement of cleaners and disinfectants we realize that department level entry may be difficult.

Health and Benefit Plan COVID 19 Resources

Mental Health Resouces flyer

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

The EAP provides 24/7 counseling and referral services to all employees and their family members  Please click the link below for complete details on EAP benefits and services including COVID 19 resources

The https://workhealthlife.com/Standard3

 

Aetna Open Access and PPO plans:

The Aetna plans require no cost share for COVID-19 testing or treatment.  COVID-19 testing either in-network or out of network will be covered at 100%. In addition, the health care provider visit, urgent care visit, or emergency room visit that resulted in the request for the test will be covered at 100% as well.  Please click the links below for more details on Aetna COVID 19 benefits and information.

https://www.aetna.com/individuals-families/member-rights-resources/covid19.html

https://cvshealth.com/covid-19

Aetna Resources For Living Hub

Aetna Retiree COVID update

 

Aetna Teledoc telemedicine:

Telemedicine and virtual care services give patients access to health care providers without having to leave home and, therefore, limit close contact with people who are sick. In response to COVID-19, any covered telemedicine visit copays are waived until June 4, 2020.

Please click this link for details https://member.teladoc.com/aetna

 

Kaiser HMO:

For all Kaiser Permanente plans, cost sharing (deductibles, copayments and coinsurance) will be reduced to zero dollars ($0.00) for medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19 including the visit, associated lab testing, and radiology services in a plan hospital, emergency or urgent care setting, or medical office. This cost sharing reduction will apply to all Kaiser Permanente and other plan (participating) providers. If a member is diagnosed with COVID-19, all treatment including but not limited to hospital, transportation and pharmacy services will be covered in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the coverage document for the member’s health plan.

Please click the link below for additional information

https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/coronavirus-information

Kaiser COVID Surge Preparations