Christian Brothers Services is offering financial assistance and informational resources related to COVID-19.
The Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust is temporarily waiving any cost-sharing, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19 at all in-network facilities and treatment for out-of-network emergencies. This will be effective for treatment received April 1, 2020, through May 31, 2020. Under the recently passed CARES Act, preventive care related to COVID-19 is now part of the ACA preventive care mandate. As a non-profit, Christian Brothers Services is exempt from that mandate but has chosen to provide the coverage to serve its members. These considerations are in addition to the previous announcement that Christian Brothers Services would cover COVID-19 testing and telehealth medicine coverage at 100%.
Brother Michael Quirk, FSC, Ed.D., president and CEO of Christian Brothers Services, said, “In these uncertain times, rest assured we are continually working to provide seamless operations as we navigate this situation.”
In addition to the accommodations provided through its health plans, Christian Brothers Service has compiled a page of resources to address certain needs related to COVID-19. These include resources and links for work-from-home wellness, information for personal and church finance, student loan borrowers, taxer payers and small businesses, cyber scam protection and more. Access the resources here.
Christian Brothers Services is also offering COVID-19 related webinars to provide guidance in areas such as understanding the related legislation and fundraising and communication considerations for Catholic schools during the pandemic. The webinar schedule and archived webinars can be found here.
Christian Brothers Services, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is a nonprofit organization that administers cooperative programs in health, retirement, property/casualty, technology, school management, financial and administrative consulting to church organizations. It also administers and serves seven trusts, which provide a variety of programs to congregations, organizations and dioceses internationally, as well as service offerings including financial, managerial and administrative consulting to religious organizations, religious orders, schools and dioceses. Christian Brothers Services provides an annual contribution to support Christian Brothers Conference.