We continue to closely monitor the latest information being provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and county health departments regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage members to visit the CDC website and county websites as primary sources for information. Please also see helpful member resources below.

CORONOVIRUS (COVID-19) MEMBER INFORMATION

Members are encouraged to contact Trust staff with any questions or concerns or feel free to use our online Contact Us form for general questions.

 

 

On behalf of the DVT staff, we hope all Trust officials, employees, their families, and friends remain safe and healthy during these challenging times.

What to do if you think you have had a COVID-19 exposure:

Posted: March 16, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. –

 

 

COVID-19 Member Resources

Risk Alerts

Posted: March 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. –

Risk Alert – COVID-19 Exposure PreventionThis risk alert has been developed for public employees and volunteers, including emergency responders likely to encounter COVID-19 infected individuals.

Risk Alert – Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Respirators – This Risk Alert offers recommendations for public employers on managing shortages of respirators required to protect employees and volunteers at high risk of close contact with individuals potentially infected with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources for Public Entities

Posted: March 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. –

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

PA Department of Health:

Coronavirus Information – Learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and connect with resources for Pennsylvanians.

PA Office of Open Records (OOR):

The OOR has issued advice relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Sunshine Act. Click here for details.

 

The OOR has issued advice relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Right-to-Know Law. Click here for details.

Delaware Valley Health Trust Members (DVHT)

Posted: March 12, 2020 –

DVHT is working with Aetna and CVS Health to support our members’ health and wellbeing in response to the spread of COVID-19.

DVHT members who think they were exposed or are presenting symptoms compatible with COVID-19 should first CALL their primary health care provider for guidance.

The Delaware Valley Health Trust Center located in Horsham, PA is currently pre-screening anyone with respiratory/flu like symptoms and are treating, as appropriate, telephonically.  In addition, the Health Center cannot “clear” patients to return to work after 24-48 hours of cold symptoms. Such clearance can be provided after three days of absence. Important Note: the Health Center does not provide COVID-19 testing at this time.

Effective immediately and until further notice, DVHT members will have access to the following Aetna/CVS Health resources:

  • Updated March 19, 2020 2:52 p.m. Aetna will waive co-pays for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19. This policy covers the test kit for patients who meet CDC guidelines for testing and health care provider visits (in and out-of-network), urgent care visits, and emergency room visits that result in an order for or administration of the test. Members should contact their primary care provider to inquire about test availability. Testing is not available on walk-in basis at laboratories (such as Quest and LabCorp), walk-in clinics (such as CVS MinuteClinic) or the Delaware Valley Health Trust Center.
  • Updated March 31, 2020 4:30 p.m. Aetna will waive member cost-sharing for inpatient admissions at all in-network facilities for treatment of COVID-19 or health complications associated with COVID-19. Effective immediately for any such admission through June 1, 2020. 
  • CVS Pharmacy is waiving co-pays for home delivery of prescription medications. With the CDC encouraging people at higher risk for COVID-19 complications to stay at home as much as possible, this is a convenient option to avoid going to the pharmacy for refills or new prescriptions.
  • For a 90-day period beginning March 6, 2020, Aetna is offering zero co-pays for telemedicine visits.  Aetna members can use telemedicine as their first line of defense in order to limit potential exposure in physician offices. Cost sharing will be waived for all video visits through Aetna-covered Teladoc® offerings (for DVHT/Aetna plans that offer TeleDoc®)  and in-network providers delivering synchronous virtual care (live video-conferencing). Availability of virtual care depends on provider’s technological capabilities. Members should contact their providers to ask whether telemedicine visit is available. CVS MinuteClinic Video visits are available, however these services are not covered by insurance. The cost of video visit at CVS MinuteClinic is $59.
  • Outreach to members most at-risk for COVID-19.  Through existing care management programs, Aetna will proactively reach out to members most at-risk for COVID-19. Care managers will walk members through what they can do to protect themselves, where to get information on the virus, and where to go to get tested.
  • Members who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive a Care Package through Aetna’s Healing Better program.  Eligibility for this program will be determined by Aetna through the adjudication of claims with the appropriate diagnosis code. Please note DVHT will not be able to override Aetna claim determinations for eligibility. If you think you are eligible for the care package, please contact Aetna Member Services by calling the number reflected on the back of your Aetna ID card.

In addition, CVS Health has implemented the following resources to educate members about COVID-19 and help address any associated anxiety and stress:

Posted: March 13, 2020 – Wellness Program Update –

    • Please expect slight delays in wellness incentive and reimbursement processing. For submissions received during March and April, please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for processing.
    • The Gym Membership Reimbursement requirement of 8 visits per month will be “relaxed” for the months of March and April 2020. Members will not need to show 8 or more visits/workouts in these months to earn a reimbursement up to $25 for those particular months.
    • All wellness events and services scheduled through April 30th will be cancelled or postponed. The wellness team will be contacting entities with scheduled events to reschedule. Events scheduled after April 30th will be addressed as the situation progresses.
    • Wellness questions – please email wellness@dvtrusts.com.

Posted March 19, 2020 7:18 a.m. –

The Weight Watchers Reimbursement requirements for in-person meeting attendance will be relaxed for March and April 2020.  Please contact the Health Trust Wellness team at wellness@dvtrusts.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

What Makes Us Different

The Delaware Valley Trusts are risk sharing pools with over 160 public entity members in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

 

Managed Risk. Collective Rewards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to selecting health, workers’ compensation, or property & liability insurance, public entities need predictability and superior coverage at the lowest responsible cost. Delaware Valley Trusts members enjoy stable rates that defy industry trends while taking advantage of broader coverage, cash dividends, rate credits, multi-trust discounts, exceptional member service, and a wide array of exclusive value-added options. See why our risk-sharing pools offer a compelling, cost-effective alternative to the volatile commercial market.

Testimonials

As a Borough Manager, I am constantly blown away by the response I receive as a member of the Delaware Valley Trusts. The Trust’s value-added programs such as training, legal guidance and loss control resources are more than just benefits – they set the DVT apart from any other liability coverage provider!

John Davis
Manager
Doylestown Borough

Testimonials

“I can’t say enough about the high-quality customer service provided by the DVT staff. It is always nice to speak with someone who knows you and whom you have actually met face to face and not just contacting an impersonal call center. “

Don Delamater
Manager
Lower Providence Township

Testimonials

“The most positive aspect about becoming a member was access to DVT staff who were very supportive during our transition to DVT initially, and have remained so year after year. DVT offers prompt and professional support at every level of the organization.”

Daniel K. Kerr
Manager
Limerick Township

Testimonials

The goals of the Trusts are the most closely aligned with the goals of our elected officials in providing quality health care to our employees than the other trusts and commercial providers. In addition, the service provided by the Trust is outstanding.

Jerry A. Andree
Township Manager
Cranberry Township

Testimonials

I can’t say enough about how the Delaware Valley Workers’ Compensation program continues to provide great benefits and excellent service to its participants over the many years the program has been in effect. We particularly appreciate the assistance of Peter Erndwein and Risk Control team for their help to keep our employees working safe. The Rate Stabilization Fund, multi-trust discount, dividend and loss control/safety grants are just icing on the cake.

Larry Gregan
Manager
Montgomery Township

Upcoming Events

7 April 2020
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Postponed: Managing Implicit Bias for Law Enforcement

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

This training is designed to reduce the influence of bias in interactions and decision-making for law enforcement, contribute to improved police-community relations, and increase officer safety. It will enable law enforcement professionals to:

Understand key implicit bias concepts and recognize their relevance to contemporary policing practices; Learn skills and strategies to minimize and address job-related challenges involving implicit and explicit bias; and Utilize effective interpersonal approaches to foster positive interactions with community members.

Presented by the Anti-Defamation League, Philadelphia PA.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Training Flyer

9 April 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Postponed: Public Entity Controls to Identify and Prevent Fraud

Open to DVPLT members at no cost.

Unfortunately, fraud can happen anywhere, even in the best run organizations and perpetrated by the nicest people. The question is not “could fraud happen here?” but “how can we deter fraud?” and if it does occur, “how quickly can we identify it?”  Fraud deterrence and detection is the responsibility of everyone in your organization. This presentation will look at several real life municipal fraud case studies.  It will discuss not only what went wrong in each case but also identify the red flags and what controls could have been in place to identify and prevent the fraud.  It will also review how to conduct a fraud risk assessment and how to create a culture of accountability. Managers, supervisors, finance directors, human resource directors and elected officials are encouraged to attend.

 

 

Training Flyer

9 April 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Postponed – Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Core

Open to DVHT, DVWCT and DVPLT members. $25 Co-pay due to high program cost.

Lesson 1:  Getting Started with PowerPoint Lesson 2:  Developing a PowerPoint Presentation Lesson 3:  Performing Intermediate Text Editing Lesson 4:  Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation Lesson 5:  Modifying Objects in Your Presentation Lesson 6:  Adding Tables to Your Presentation Lesson 7:  Adding Charts to Your Presentation Lesson 8:  Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation (time permitting)

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Training Flyer

13 April 2020
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Postponed: Basic Police Motorcycle Operator (2 week course)

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.  You must register through the Trust to avoid billing.

This class runs from April 13 to 24, 2020 – Monday through Friday.

Police emergency vehicle operations courses (EVOC) are taught by seasoned police instructors.  The prime objectives of these hands-on, skill-based seminars are: (1) officer safety, (2) protection of innocents and (3) successful law enforcement.

This ten (10) day, 80 hour course is designed for Police Officers who are assigned to Police Motorcycle Patrol duties. This course will introduce these officers to the uniqueness of Motorcycle Patrol. The course will cover machine nomenclature, slow maneuvering, control, curve negotiation, motorcycle maintenance, night operations, defensive driving techniques and on the street riding. The course will involve classroom instruction and street driving. Students must successfully complete written and practical exams to receive certification for the course.

Officers attending must be properly licensed to operate a motorcycle and must bring a Police Department owned motorcycle, DOT approved helmet, leather gloves (not fingerless gloves), ankle or higher boots, eye protection (wrap around preferred), and rain gear.

Lunch is not included however there are a few restaurants nearby.

 

 

Training Flyer

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