ATTENTION MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 89 COVERED UNDER TEAMCARE
Please read this informative release from TeamCare about their COVID-19 coverage.
Please pay particular attention to the section about TELADOC, a phone/video physician program, as a Teladoc diagnosis is one of the qualifying conditions for being provided short-term disability for COVID-19 quarantines.
"Teladoc: Telemedicine is a highly effective method to evaluate and treat respiratory flu-like symptoms from the comfort of home while minimizing exposure to potentially contagious viruses. Teladoc physicians are available by phone or video 24/7 to help evaluate risk and provide support. If a higher level of care is determined to be necessary by the physician, Teladoc will navigate patients to the appropriate resource (primary care physician, hospital, etc.). There is no cost to the member for using Teladoc. More information is available at Teladoc.com/TeamCare."
"If I have been told to self-quarantine, will TeamCare provide short-term disability benefits? The short-term disability benefit will be paid provided the member has a medical requirement to self-quarantine from either Teladoc, a qualified health care professional, or a state or federal health agency. Affected members should complete the Coronavirus Short-Term Disability Claim Form and return to TeamCare. If you are receiving compensation (paid leave) during this period from your employer, short-term disability benefits will not be payable."