In this post, we'll cover how to get access to different types of care during COVID, both online and offline.
If you're a startup founder or a small business owner, you're probably wondering how to protect yourself and your employees in the face of coronavirus. The most important thing you can do as a leader is to make sure you and your employees have health insurance and that your employees have the tools to understand what benefits they can get with their plan.
There are still many carriers who are extending the sign up period for getting April 1 coverage start dates. If you're considering covering you and your employees, Savvy can help. It only takes 5 minutes for employers unlike signing up for most group health plans, and you can even support coverage for remote and part time employees.
In our last two posts we covered how to get insurance quickly and how to understand your insurance benefits. In this post, we'll cover how to get access to testing and other healthcare services both online and offline.
We like this chart of symptoms from OneMedical that compares symptoms of the common cold, flu and coronavirus to help you assess whether your symptoms are suspicious.
If you're worried about coronavirus based on symptoms you're feeling, take an online risk assessment. They combine information about your symptoms and gather some information about where you've been to understand your risk of exposure. You should avoid going in person to a testing center or hospital unless your risk is assessed to be high.
If you're having a medical emergency like severe shortness of breath and very high fever, call 911. Other than that, if you are high risk based on the assessments, you should see a provider in order to get tested and receive a professional treatment plan.
Check your local and state governments for specific information about social distancing, self isolation orders, and how best to support your local physicians. In the meantime, if you're interested in learning more about how you can support full time, part time, or remote employees by contributing to their health insurance, learn more here about how Savvy can help!