Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 6, 2020)

04.06.2020

Click Here for the Latest Coronavirus Update >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

Read >> Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Order No. 121

 

Key Points

  • As of April 6, there are 26 positive cases of COVID-19, 124 pending test results and 626 confirmed negative test results, totaling 776 tests administered so far. Of the 26 positive cases, 13 have recovered; one is a death associated to COVID-19.
  • The location of COVID-19 cases in Brunswick County is a frequently asked question. Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation in their homes located within the majority of zip codes throughout the county. Brunswick County citizens should assume that community transmission of COVID-19 is present in their neighborhoods and take the appropriate precautions.
  • See a full list of food resources and programs available to those who need assistance in the full update (contact and/or applications/qualifications might be necessary).
  • If you recently traveled to Brunswick County from another country, another state, or even another county in North Carolina, you need to take responsible, proactive measures to quarantine yourself and any fellow travelers now. Stay at home unless you are visiting an essential service or operation (like visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, medical office, or work), exercising outdoors or helping a family member.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary.

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

 

Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

Group Health Insurance – BCBSNC HealthCare

Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

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Holiday Schedule

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Benefits

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Jobs Vacancies

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Group Health Insurance – BCBSNC HealthCare

Full time employees are eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment. Coverage for spouse and child(ren) is also available.

Brunswick County’s medical plan is administered by BCBSNC. Register online to view your medical and presciption plan information with BCBSNC at http://www.BCBSNC.com.

Under separation of service, coverage may continue by paying the full premium under the COBRA Option.

 
Medical Plan Monthly Contributions

 Medical with No Spousal SurchargeMedical with Spousal Surcharge *
Employee$0.00N/A
Employee + Spouse$407.00$607.00
Employee + Child(ren)$227.00N/A
Employee + Spouse + Child(ren)$634.00$834.00

* Spousal Surcharge applied if spouse is employed and has coverage available through their employer and chooses to be covered under the Brunswick County Group Plan.

 
Group Health Insurance – Plan Highlights

The benefit plan year runs from July 1 through June 30. Deductibles and Coinsurance will begin to accrue the latter of July 1 or your effective date and will not reset until July 1 of the following year.

In order to receive In-Network benefits, all services must be provided by a BlueCross BlueShield Participating Provider. This applies to each individual service unless otherwise noted. Benefits are subject to all terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions outlined in the Summary Plan Description.

ServiceYour Cost In-NetworkYour Cost Out-Of-Network
Deductible
- Individual
- Family
$750
$2,250
$1,500
$4,500
Out of Pocket Maximum (includes deductible, coinsurance and co-payments)
- Individual
- Family

$2,000
$6,000

$4,000
$12,000
Coinsurance20%40%
Office Visit$30 copaymentDeductible, then 40%
Specialist Office Visit$50 copaymentDeductible, then 40%
Urgent Care$40 copayment$40 copayment
Emergency Room (waived if admitted)$200 copayment$200 copayment
Preventive Care 100% coveredNot covered
Diagnostic Tests (X-rays, blood work)Deductible, then 20%Deductible, then 40%
Inpatient HospitalizationDeductible, then 20%Deductible, then 40%
Outpatient Facility and Service ChargesDeductible, then 20%Deductible, then 40%
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
- Inpatient

- Outpatient

Deductible, then 20%
$50 copayment

Deductible, then 40%

Deductible, then 40%
Routine Eye Exam100%Not Available
RX Retail$10/$45/$60/25%Copay plus charge over in-network allowed amount
RX Mail Order (90-day supply)$25/$112.50/$150N/A

The plan document or carrier’s master policy is the controlling document, and this Benefit Highlight does not include all of the terms, coverage, exclusions, limitations and conditions of the actual plan language.

 
Dental Plan Monthly Contributions

 Dental Premium
Employee$0.00
Employee + Spouse$23.85
Employee + Child(ren)$0.00
Employee + Spouse + Child(ren)$23.85

 
Dental Insurance – Plan Highlights – offered through Delta Dental

Program Deductible and MaximumsMember Pays
Annual Deductible
$50 per person/$150 per family
Benefit Category *Plan Pays **
Diagnostic/Preventive Services100%, no deductible
Basic Services80%
Major Services50%
Annual Maximum$1,000

*Subject to limitations for Schedule of Benefits.

**If you receive dental services from providers who have contracts with Delta Dental, you only pay the coinsurance amount and any applicable deductible. If you do not see a provider who contracts with Delta Dental, in addition to the coinsurance and any deductible, you may be responsible for the difference between the provider’s actual charge and the allowed amount.

 

DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING

Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.

Contact

30 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING
THIRD FLOOR

(910) 253-2000
humanresources@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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