MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida,
Simply Healthcare along with the Simply Healthcare Foundation have
launched several support efforts to help its members, residents and
communities who have been impacted by the storm. Simply Healthcare is
working with disaster relief partners to assist impacted residents and
first responders, we revised pharmacy and health care guidelines to make
it easier for our Medicaid and Medicare members to access needed
services and we’ve increased support services during this traumatic time.
Simply Healthcare members in impacted areas of Florida can also access
medical care and prescription drugs by:
Visiting either in-network or out-of-network physicians or service
Contacting In-network pharmacies which can provide refills of approved
medication if medication has been lost or damaged in the flood;
Or requesting replacements for medical equipment and supplies that
have been damaged or lost in the floods.
“Simply Healthcare is taking all the necessary steps we can to insure
that our members are continuing to receive the best possible health care
support and service during this difficult time,” said Lourdes Rivas,
President, Florida Medicaid, Simply Healthcare Plans. “Our colleagues,
along with the efforts of various first-responders and disaster relief
organisations, have worked tirelessly to insure that members are safe
and getting the medical attention they need and we'll continue
providing that same high level of support to all those who have been
impacted by Hurricane Irma.”
The Simply Healthcare Foundation has also partnered with the American
Red Cross, as a $1 million-level member of its Annual Disaster
Giving Program, to support impacted residents. Local Red Cross personnel
and shelters will be providing meals, relief supplies, support.
other assistance to thousands of Floridians and first responders
As part of its normal disaster preparedness planning, the Red Cross has
shelters prepared to serve at least 120,000 evacuees impacted by Irma.
To identify the nearest shelter and help, we encourage people to
download and use the Red Cross Emergency App.
The Simply Healthcare Foundation has also pledged to match all of its
associate donations to its employee assistance fund and the American Red
Cross dollar for dollar.
“By partnering with the American Red Cross, we'll be able to
immediately assist individuals and families across Florida who have been
affected by Hurricane Irma,” said Rivas. “We want to thank the American
Red Cross for all they're doing to help people across the state and we
at Simply Healthcare look forwards to continuing our support of our
members and the entire community.”
Additionally, Simply Healthcare Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to
AmeriCares to support its Emergency Response Partner Program (AERP),
which provides medicine, medical supplies and mental health services to
those experiencing disaster-related trauma.
For Simply Healthcare members who need assistance accessing services,
understanding benefits, replacing ID cards or have other questions about
services, please contact us at the number on the back of your membership
card or 1-800-887-6888 or contact us via email at [email protected]
For more information about Simply Healthcare services, benefits and
contacts, visit www.simplyhealthcareplans.com.
About Simply Healthcare
Simply Healthcare Plans is a Florida licensed health maintenance
organisation that serves more than 220,000 Floridians enrolled in its
Medicaid and Medicare health plans. Simply provides ongoing community
relations and outreach to encourage communities to become active
participants in their health care. Every day, Simply employees in Miami
and Tampa strive to help keep health care simple and provide education
that empowers Floridians to choose and sustain healthy lifestyles. For
more information about Simply Healthcare Plans, visit www.simplyhealthcareplans.com.