Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company is starting a $3 billion life insurance aid program for health care workers in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The new MassMutual HealthBridge program will provide up to $25,000 in free, three-year term life insurance coverage for active employees of licensed hospitals, urgent care centers, or emergency medical services providers with jobs that involve occupational exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.
Health care workers can apply for the coverage by filling out an application in the program website and uploading proof of employment.
The program is an extension of MassMutual’s LifeBridge program, which provides term life insurance for low-income parents.
MassMutual plans to begin taking applications for the program by the end of April.
More information is available here.
In other COVID-19-related announcements:
RIP Medical Debt has started a fund that will buy back and cancel the pre-existing medical debt owed by nurses, home health aides, pharmacists, social workers and others who are fighting COVID-19.
The New York-based nonprofit will use contributions to the fund to identify, buy and abolish the debts.
More information about the fund is available here.
GoodRx has set up an online telehealth services catalog.
People who are sheltering in place at home can use the exchange to shop for telehealth services, such as help with conditions such as flu or the acne, from many providers.
The menu of providers includes MDLive, HealthTap and Teladoc.
The telehealth services catalog is available here.