Notice: Philadelphia City Council passes lead testing bill, effective October 2020
Beginning October 2020, the City of Philadelphia will require landlords to test pre-1978 buildings for lead every four years. The Philadelphia City Council recently passed the law in hopes of preventing some of the 1,500 cases of childhood lead poisonings reported each year.
Lead paint poisoning can cause mental and physical developmental problems for young children. The paint was banned in the United States in 1978, but buildings constructed before then can expose children to lead if top layers of paint chip.
Health Partners Plans is proud to be a member of the Lead Free Philly Coalition, which supported the passage of the bill.
Notice: A change is coming - 11/27/2019
It’s a small but important change. Starting January 1, 2020, we will use a new company to process prescription drug claims.
Pharmacies work with companies called pharmacy benefit managers to check your coverage every time you have a prescription filled. Pharmacies use codes printed on your health plan member ID card to know how to check your prescription benefits.
Because we are changing companies, these codes on KidzPartners ID cards will change. We will send all members new ID cards late this year, so you have them before January 1, 2020.
What this means to you
Starting January 1, 2020, it’s important that you show your child’s new KidzPartners ID card when getting new prescriptions or refills. This will prevent any problem with confirming your child’s prescription drug coverage.
There’s no change to your child’s KidzPartners ID number or coverage, or what you pay for prescriptions. And you can still go to your regular pharmacy to get your prescriptions filled. The only change is that you need to use your child’s new ID card.
If you have any other questions about this change or your child’s prescription drug coverage, you can call Member Relations at 1-888-888-1211 (TTY 1-877-454-8477). We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Notice: Hahnemann University Hospital to close and stop treating HPP members – 9/6/2019
Hahnemann University Hospital has announced plans to close by September 6, 2019, and has begun to end or reduce certain services in preparation. The hospital and some of its affiliated providers will stop treating KidzPartners members on that date.
Members who use these providers are being notified by mail. They must change providers or switch to a plan that works with their current providers. Special exceptions apply for members who are pregnant or need other continuing care. Call Member Relations anytime at 1-888-888-1211 (TTY/PA RELAY 711) to request continuing care services.
To find a new provider, members can use our find a doctor tool or can call Member Relations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Members who don’t want to choose a new provider will need to find a new plan that works their current provider. Information about other CHIP plans is available at CHIPcoversPAkids.com.