Empire BCBS COVID-19 FAQ Document

Empire BCBS has just released a COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Document to answer questions pertaining to their COVID-19 policies.

Click here to download a PDF of the Empire BCBS COVID-19 FAQ

Additionally, they have communicated the information below regarding special enrollment and grace periods, which is not included in the FAQ document at this time.

Grace Periods
These will be handled on a case by case basis. Please reach out to your PGP Employee Benefits Consultant with any requests.

Special Enrollment Period
Empire will provide Fully Insured Groups, excluding Life and Disability, a Special Enrollment Period to enroll employees who previously did not elect to enroll in coverage at the time of open enrollment. Self-funded groups would also be able to take advantage of this Special Enrollment Period upon request. This Special Enrollment Period will last from March 23 through April 3 and is for Large and Small groups with coverage effective 4/1. State eligibility guidelines will apply.

For fully insured groups, employees needed to be eligible at time of open enrollment with the employer and the Special Enrollment will apply to spouses and/or dependents.

Let me know if you have any questions.