Frequently Asked Questions

As we continue to monitor the ever-changing situation around COVID-19, we remain committed to helping our customers access the ancillary coverages and resources they need.

General Questions

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage

Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

  • How does COVID-19 impact FMLA?
    If your Leave programs are managed in conjunction with your disability program by FMLASource1, you can file a leave or disability claim by calling 1-844-361-4267. See the special bulletin from ComPsych® for additional guidance from FMLASource about COVID-19 and FMLA Leave.

Life Insurance Coverage

  • What if a waiver of premium claimant is quarantined and cannot get to a doctor?
    If a claimant is currently on group life waiver of premium and is required to get continuing physician authorization, they should contact us, and we will work with them to determine the best course of action for their claim. If a claimant is too sick to work and is attempting to file a new disability claim, they can file a claim, but we will need verification from their attending physician before we can approve any benefits.
  • We have experienced the loss of an employee due to COVID-19. Does BCBSTX cover this loss?
    We strive to help provide employers, employees and their families with financial resources if a covered person passes away prematurely. In the unfortunate event that a covered person passes away because of contracting COVID-19, the life insurance policy benefits would apply.

Additional Information and Resources

If you have any questions, please contact your ancillary account representative.

 

1FMLASource® is offered and administered by ComPsych® Corporation. ComPsych® Corporation is an independent organization that does not provide Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas or Dearborn Life Insurance Company products or services.

Insurance products issued by Dearborn Life Insurance Company, 701 E. 22nd St. Suite 300, Lombard, IL 60148. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is the trade name of Dearborn Life Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BLUE CROSS®, BLUE SHIELD® and the Cross and Shield Symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.