Beaumont Health waives copays, deductibles for unpaid federal workers during shutdown

Posted at 1:35 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 13:38:43-05

(WXYZ) — Beaumont is the latest organization to join the relief effort for unpaid federal employees.

The health care center says it will waive emergency center and urgent care copays and deductible for government workers who have been furloughed or are working without pay -- and received emergency services on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.

Insured family members can also benefit from the waiver during the shutdown.

Federal workers and their insured family members wull be flagged during the hospital's registration process to make sure fees are waived, according to Beaumont.

“Our Mission to provide compassionate, extraordinary care every day leads us to try to take steps to help our patients and families during times of need and unique circumstances over which they have no control,” Beaumont Health CEO John Fox said. “We hope this will provide some peace of mind to those who are facing hard choices until government jobs reopen and pay is restored.”

The waiver remains effective until the shutdown ends.

Government workers who received urgent care services dating back to midnight Dec. 22, 2018, can call Beaumont to adjust their bill at (248) 577-9443.