Help when you need it
We are here to support you during public health emergencies or disasters. We partner with organizations and agencies in South Carolina to make sure our members have the support and resources they need, from access to healthy food to in-person and phone support from care managers.
When is it a disaster?
Something is considered a disaster when the president, governor, or secretary of Health and Human Services officially declares a situation (like the COVID-19 pandemic or a hurricane) a disaster or public health emergency.
What Humana can do
Humana will take the following steps right away in a disaster:
- Cover services at out-of-network hospitals and other medical facilities
- Give members the same cost sharing they would get at an in-network doctor
- Make replacing lost prescriptions easier by removing refill limits
- Stop the need for primary care physician referrals
Timeline for support
We will work with you to make sure you are covered during the duration of the emergency or disaster. We will offer this support until:
- The president, governor, or secretary of Health and Human Services has declared that the disaster or public health emergency has ended
- 30 days have gone by since the disaster or emergency was declared, and no end date was given
If Humana also is affected by the disaster and cannot continue business as usual after the disaster or public health crisis is over, we will alert the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS).
One of the best things you can do is to be prepared in case you are in a disaster or emergency situation. Take the time now to plan ahead.
Here are a few steps you can take: