If you know someone who has lost their job due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have good news. The State wants to make sure all affected Kentuckians get health insurance right away! To apply for Medicaid, these individuals should start by completing this form. They may also call Passport’s Member Services team at 1-800-578-0603. We’ll help them get started!
Passport mailed this postcard to all members with important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A translated version will also be sent to all members who have asked to receive information in Spanish. Please feel free to share this with any Passport members you may be in contact with.
Did you know? A few weeks ago, Passport’s entire Kentucky team started working from home to keep ourselves safe and to make sure we can keep helping our members and providers without skipping a beat. We’re also making calls to check in on our members and updating our website every day with resources and information to help our Kentucky communities. We are Better Together By Staying Apart!
This week, Passport made a donation to Kentucky Harvest to help feed families in need during this time. Volunteers from St. Solomon Baptist Church delivered a truck full of healthy foods to Kentucky families. Passport also donated to the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) chromebook fund to help low income children access e-learning.
Passport is joining with Metro Louisville, the University of Louisville, U of L Health, and WKU Hilltoppers with Heart to launch Better Together by Staying Apart, a new initiative to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
If you’re in the Louisville or Bowling Green areas, be sure to look out for ads and posters at grocery stores. You can also Follow and like our posts on Facebook and Twitter!
“Passport Health Plan, University of Louisville, and U of L Health are stepping up and collaborating with us to remind everyone to social distance and flatten the curve by being ‘Better Together by Staying Apart’,” Mayor Fischer said. “You’ll start to see some billboards, posters in TARC shelters, on buses, and other places. And, of course, social media graphics to help spread the word even more.”
Key messages of Better Together by Staying Apart will include:
- To protect yourself and others, limit your outings to essential needs only
- Avoid close contact with others in social settings
- Wash your hands and avoid touching your face as much as possible
- Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently
On Wednesday, Passport announced a new partnership with Kentucky-based Stay Clean, to provide Medicaid members with virtual counseling and treatment services for substance use disorders (SUD).
Click here to read the press release for complete details!
Many people are emotionally, physically, or sexually abused at some point in their life. In times like the coronavirus pandemic when we are more separated from others, individuals may be at even greater risk. Abuse by a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse is called domestic violence.
In times like the coronavirus pandemic when we are more separated from others, individuals may be at even greater risk for domestic violence.
Please help us spread the word that help is available by
- Calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or visiting https://kcadv.org/.
There are currently many COVID-19 related scams circulating. Please help us spread the word to help our fellow Kentuckians recognize potential warning signs.
On Monday, Passport presented our largest ever webinar to 351 providers regarding Telehealth. If you know of any providers who are interested in learning more about how to offer this service, please share this presentation with them.
In a press conference yesterday, Gov. Beshear announced that DCBS will extend certification periods for all recipients of all public assistance programs (SNAP, Medicaid, K-TAP, and State Supplementation) for three months. Those households whose certification periods end in May will automatically be extended to August, June to September, and so on.
Read the press release here.