Please forward this email to everyone in your Local Division.
As we find ourselves in these unprecedented times, we have been receiving numerous calls from members concerned about how their Life and Disability coverages through your GCA Voluntary Plan will handle a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related sickness or death. It is important that all of your enrolled members know their Life and Disability coverage does cover COVID-19 in the event they do contract the virus and cannot work (to include being quarantined after being diagnosed with COVID-19) or pass away as a result of the virus. Keep in mind, the Short-Term disability elimination period would still apply to Coronavirus/quarantine claims.
Furthermore, for any of your members that are not enrolled, we are happy to announce that elipsLife is offering a One-Time Special Open-Enrollment where all members will have the opportunity to add or increase Life Insurance and enroll in Disability coverage on a guaranteed approved basis. This open enrollment will go through April 30, 2020 and coverage will be effective on May 1, 2020.
We are staffed and ready to assist, and encourage members to contact the Cornerstone Office at224-770-5307 to better understand their benefits or to discuss available options to best protect themselves and their families. To take advantage of this one-time special enrollment opportunity, members need to enroll by April 30, 2020. We would appreciate you forwarding this to your members to help spread the word.