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COVID-19


Dear Friend,

Our Absecon and Malaga offices are closed to the public until further notice. The vast majority of our staff is working remotely. We are reachable through email and our normal business phone numbers and extensions. We continue to receive and process all mail sent to our physical locations.

While we are taking every possible measure to ensure that these circumstances do not disrupt the service that our clients and agency partners have come to expect, we do ask for your patience and understanding during this challenging situation.

Please be safe. We will continue to send out updates as this situation develops.

Thank you,
Tim Glenn
President

 

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and Your Auto Insurance

With the Coronavirus pandemic keeping New Jersey motorists at home and off the road, auto insurers are responding with automatic discounts for policyholders. At Glenn Insurance, we are tracking these policy discounts to keep you informed.

  • Selective Insurance is applying a 15% credit to both PERSONAL and BUSINESS auto policyholders for the months of April and May.
  • Nationwide Insurance is offering a one-time premium refund of $50 per Personal Auto policy, retroactive to March 31.
  • Plymouth Rock is applying a 25% premium credit on Liability and Personal Injury Protection coverages to all existing and new Personal Auto insurance policies. They are also waiving comprehensive and collision deductibles for health care workers involved in accidents while driving to work or in the line of duty.
  • Progressive Insurance is crediting customers 20% of their April and May Personal Auto premiums and will suspend cancellations for nonpayment through May 15.
  • Travelers Insurance is crediting customers 15% on their April and May Personal Auto premiums.

If your auto insurance is from one of these carriers, the savings are automatic!

At Glenn Insurance, your safety is paramount to us. We hope you and your family are safe and we are here to assist you during these trying times. If you have questions about your auto insurance policy, give us a call at 1-800-OK-GLENN. To learn more about our auto policies, click here.

 

What You Need to Know About Changes Affecting Workers Compensation Premiums During COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NJ Workers Compensation Bureau created special rules for employees working from home or not working but still being paid.

Please see the attached Bulletin (#495) issued April 21, 2020, detailing how payroll is assigned for employees working at home or not working but still being paid.

If you have employees subject to the revisions mentioned in the attached Bulletin, Glenn Insurance recommends you document the payroll for the subject employees to allow the premium auditor for your workers compensation carrier to make the necessary adjustments at the time of audit at policy expiration.

Please contact us if you have any questions at 1-888-OK-Glenn.

 

Report on Coronavirus/COVID-19

The Coronavirus/COVID-19 is rapidly making its way through the U.S. To help you prepare for the spread of the disease, here is a list of critical resources:

The State of New Jersey Department of Health has 24-Hour Public Hotline to answer your questions about the COVID-19. 1-800-222-1222. Here’s a list of frequently asked questions and answers: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for up-to-the-minute information about COVID-19 and its effect on our community: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Proper handwashing is essential in controlling the spread of the disease. The CDC offer an entire website dedicated to handwashing: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will waive prior authorizations for diagnosis of COVID-19, cover the full cost of diagnostic testing for COVID-19, waive early medication refill limits for 30-day prescription medications, and provide access to telehealth services at no cost.  https://www.horizonhealthnews.com/horizon-announces-initial-steps-to-support-members-through-covid-19-outbreak/

AmeriHealth New Jersey will waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing performed at a hospital or approved laboratory. This includes members in fully insured, employer-sponsored plans and the individual and family plans available through the Affordable Care Act. Self-funded plans will be able to opt-out of the program. The company is also waiving cost-sharing for telemedicine visits available through members’ plans for the next 90 days.

https://www.amerihealthnj.com/html/custom/announcements/coronavirus.html

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a test to see if you have coronavirus (officially called 2019-novel coronavirus or COVID-19). This test is covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders it, if you got the test on or after February 4, 2020.

https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/coronavirus-test

Telemedicine: For families that have non-emergent health issues and have difficulty getting to a physician, this is a perfect time to use telemedicine services. Symptoms like abdominal pain, colds, ear infections, flu, fever, skin irritations, sinusitis and more can all be examined through telemedicine.

Horizon BCBS uses Horizon CareOnline: https://www.horizonblue.com/members/plans-services/horizon-careonline

AmeriHealth uses MDLive: https://members.mdlive.com/amerihealthnj/landing_home

Watch this page regularly for updates. We wish you and your families the best of health in this challenging time.