Plan Updates

Nov 10
2022

Voices of Our Veterans

In celebration of Veterans Day, our JHHC veterans are sharing their unique perspectives on what it means to be a veteran and work at JHHC. As an organization that has been serving military families and retired veterans for over 40 years, we proudly celebrate our JHHC veterans for their patriotism and sacrifice in defense of...

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Nov 7
2022

Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan Expands to Southeastern Virginia

During the TRICARE® Open Season this fall, eligible military beneficiaries in southeastern Virginia have a new choice for their health care coverage: Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan. From Nov. 14 through Dec. 13, retired military beneficiaries, their eligible family members, and active duty family members can enroll in the Plan, for coverage beginning Jan....

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Oct 18
2022

PHE Extended to January 2023

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has been renewed through Jan. 12, 2023. Make a note of the date and be sure you know about the coverage, costs and benefits affected by the PHE. Learn more about your benefits and COVID-19.

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Aug 29
2022

Telehealth Copay Waiver to End Sept. 6

Effective Sept. 6, 2022, the Defense Health Agency will end its temporary waiver of copayments and cost-shares for telehealth services. Here is how telehealth services will be covered moving forward: Active duty family members and retirees with Medicare will still have a $0 copay. The copay for other members depends on the visit and the...

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May 25
2022

More Ways to Get Your CGM Supplies

Effective 7/1/2022: As a Johns Hopkins USFHP member, you already enjoy the freedom of managing your diabetes using continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), and now we’ve made getting your CGM supplies even easier. Members can now also get the FreeStyle Libre® Kit 2 sensor and reader and Dexcom G6® sensor, receiver and transmitter as a pharmacy...

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Apr 1
2022

Let’s Get a Personal Health Assessment

You have goals — but to get there, you have to know where you are now. Maybe you need preventive services, perhaps a care manager to help you better manage a condition or you just want to get a complete picture of your health and lifestyle. We can help. A Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is...

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Mar 30
2022

20 Years of Trusting Johns Hopkins USFHP

Why has retired U.S. Coast Guard captain Bill Ashforth trusted Johns Hopkins USFHP with his health care for the last 20 years? Watch Bill share his powerful story of how his health plan gives him the flexibility he wants and the support he needs for managing his chronic conditions.

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Mar 11
2022

The 2022 Survey Is Underway

That means it’s time to hear from you again! What are we doing well? What can we do better? Symphony Performance Health (SPH) is reaching out to members with the 2022 member experience survey. In this survey, you are asked about your recent experiences with your plan and health care providers. If you are selected,...

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Feb 8
2022

Walgreens Limiting Hours, Closing Some Stores

Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan members must use Walgreens pharmacies for prescription medications. The surge of COVID-19 cases and a labor shortage have resulted in isolated instances in which Walgreens has adjusted operating hours or temporarily closed a limited number of stores. The vast majority of stores remain unaffected, and Walgreens remains committed to...

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Dec 13
2021

Your Annual Wellness Visit

Your annual wellness visit is the ideal time to check in with your healthcare provider about the best ways to take care of your health. As you age, you may need some new tests. Others may no longer be required. This is just one topic on your list to discuss when you meet with your...

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Dec 10
2021

Authorization Form Page

If you have a child, spouse or other dependent on your plan who is older than age 18, we cannot speak to you about this person’s care unless the person signs the “Authorization for Release of Health Information — Standing” form allowing us to do so. Likewise, if you are a caregiver for a USFHP...

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Dec 1
2021

Protect Yourself from the Flu This Season

The flu is an infection that can cause fever, cough, body aches, and other symptoms. Getting a flu shot now can help you avoid the flu. The flu vaccine can also help keep you from becoming severely ill if you do get the flu. You cannot get the flu from a flu vaccine: in fact,...

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Sep 23
2021

New Pharmacy Copays Effective Jan. 1, 2022

The Defense Health Agency has notified USFHP of the following changes to prescription drug copays, effective Jan. 1, 2022: Walgreens Pharmacy – up to a 30-day supply Tier 1 (Generic Formulary Drugs): Copay will increase from $13 to $14 Tier 2 (Brand Name Formulary Drugs): Copay will increase from $33 to $38 Tier 3 (Non-Formulary...

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Jul 8
2021

Phillips Announces Voluntary Recall of Devices

Philips, a health technology company, issued a voluntary recall notification for certain sleep and respiratory care devices. The recall is to mitigate potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component, which may degrade into particles which may enter the device’s air pathway and be ingested or inhaled by the user, and the foam...

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Jun 1
2021

OnDemand Telehealth Service

Johns Hopkins USFHP is pleased to announce a new telehealth service. Starting June 1, 2021, you can access urgent care outside of provider office hours, from home or wherever you are. Johns Hopkins OnDemand Virtual Care connects you with a provider from 6 p.m. – 8 a.m. on weekdays, or anytime on weekends. OnDemand providers...

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May 26
2021

Additional Security Measures for HealthLINK Access Starting June 15.

Starting June 15, 2021, additional security measures will be implemented that require you to complete two-factor authentication before accessing your HealthLINK portal. Here is how to use the two-factor authentication: When you try to log into HealthLINK, after entering your user name and password, you will be brought to this page: You will be prompted...

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Aug 26
2020

Help Fight COVID-19 – Donate Plasma

If you tested positive and recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help treat future patients. Authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, convalescent plasma can be used as an investigational treatment for patients with moderate or severe COVID-19 infection. The Department of Defense is hoping to collect more than 10,000 units of COVID-19...

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Jul 26
2020

Johns Hopkins USFHP Scores Excellent by NCQA

In this year’s National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)’s audit, Johns Hopkins USFHP received a score of Excellent — the highest possible! We received Excellent for the last audit as well. We are proud to serve our military community, and our high score reflects the effort we put into all of our day-to-day work to...

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