COVID-19 Resource Center

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Mar 26, 2020  |  00:26

Corporate Partner Assistance

Jobs

PepsiCo is actively hiring locally in South Florida and beyond. During this time, job interviews will be conducted virtually. You can apply for these job opportunities here.

Healthcare

24-hour, free emotional support helpline for all Floridians, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health. Any Floridian – even if uninsured or insured by another plan – can call 833-848-1762 for support in managing feelings of stress, anxiety, grief or fear related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Counselors cannot provide information on COVID-19 testing or treatment.


Increased Access to Virtual Health Care - Florida Blue has increased access to virtual health care options for all members to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19. All Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) members now have $0 access to Teladoc, which provides 24/7 bilingual virtual care via phone, video or mobile app. We also have waived the copay to Teladoc for many of our commercial plan members.

Sanitas Medical Centers, which exclusively serve Florida Blue members as well as other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, continues to offer free bilingual virtual care to its current patients via its mySanitas Chat website and mobile app.


Florida Blue Center Virtual Support - We have transitioned our Florida Blue Centers to virtual support and services. Our locally based neighborhood nurses, community specialists and sales and service personnel remain committed to providing personalized support to our members such as helping with questions about COVID-19, testing site locations, community resources, navigating the health care system, finding virtual care options, checking enrollment eligibility and other concerns. They can be reached by calling your local Florida Blue Center’s phone number or 877-352-5830 to be automatically connected to your local Center.


Enrollment Support - As some in our community experience layoffs due to closures from COVID-19, Florida Blue has staff available to explain enrollment options to ensure they continue to have health insurance coverage during this health crisis. Those seeking assistance in understanding their health plan options can call 877-352-5830 to be routed to their local Florida Blue Center or call 855-714-8894. Additional information is also available on FloridaBlue.com.


Access to Testing and Treatment - In an effort to minimize barriers to testing and treatment of COVID-19, in recent weeks we have made COVID-19 testing no cost to our members, waived prior authorizations for many diagnostic tests and treatments for COVID-19, increased access to medications by waiving early refill limits for all members.

Baptist Health is offering their Care On Demand platform to any HEAT Fans FOR FREE, using code CARE19. Baptist Health’s online caregivers are prepared to follow the appropriate CDC protocols and can answer questions regarding #COVID19, evaluate a patient’s risk and provide support to relieve symptoms. Click here for more information.

Food

New Miami's most loved Cuban restaurant chain, Sergio's, expands the ventanita experience nationwide! Sergio's is taking the lead in offering Cuban comfort foods across the country by partnering with Goldbelly, a curated online marketplace for regional and artisanal foods. Cuban food cravings can now easily be curbed by simply ordering online from their selection of traditional Cuban classics and vegan alternatives. Order Here

Doctors, nurses, first responders, healthcare, USPS, UPS & FedEx workers get 50% off their orders. Offer valid for first responders in uniform or with valid work ID. Healthcare, USPS, UPS & FedEx workers must show valid work ID. Only valid at participating company-owned locations.


Pollo Tropical is offering free delivery through April 30, 2020 on orders made through the Pollo Tropical mobile app and on pollotropical.com.


Pollo Tropical has launched Pollo Pantry, a more convenient and affordable way to get items that are in limited availability in supermarkets. Pollo Tropical is offering its pantry menu, which includes its fresh, 24-hour citrus-marinated whole chicken for just $5 and six marinated boneless breasts for just $10 at the drive thru and through take out at more than 140 participating Florida locations.

Uber Eats has made delivery free for customers on orders to independent restaurants across South Florida.


In the past two weeks, Uber has given more than 100,000 meals to front-line health care workers and first-responders throughout the Country. For more info, hospital administrators and organizations should reach out to us at social-impact-support@uber.com

Misc

In the wake of this pandemic, many people working from home. Ultimate Software provides HR best practices and helpful tips for working remotely. Click here to access whitepapers, webcasts and guides.

Acordis is offering reduced prices on work from home office equipment to help keep companies and employees connected. Additionally, Acordis has partnered with several banks and manufacturers who are willing to offer 90 days of deferred payments on IT Hardware, Software, VPN Connections, and Xerox MFP units. You can contact them for consultation at 1-888-331-3134 or by clicking here.

Good Greek Moving and Storage is here to help with grocery deliveries or other necessary supplies for those most vulnerable to COVID-19. You should not take unnecessary risks; so let them help you. Please contact Good Greek Moving by calling 561-683-1313 or go to GoodGreek.com.

Kia believes that everyone deserves a fighting chance and right now, it’s even tougher for America’s homeless youth. That’s why Kia is standing by their commitment and donating another million dollars to help keep them safe as part of Kia’s Accelerate the Good Program. Kia also wants to help their customers, especially those who have been directly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. And if you’re thinking of purchasing a Kia, they’d like to help you out as well. Visit https://www.kia.com/us/en/accelerate-the-good to learn more.

Financial Services

During these times of challenge and uncertainty due to COVID-19, the Popular Bank family is here to support you in your moment of need.

Popular Bank is offering a number of financial relief options for personal banking and business banking accounts, and as an SBA-approved lender, helping deliver on the promises of the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program for its existing small business customers.

To learn more about how Popular Bank can serve you, connect with a Popular team member at 800-377-0800 or visit one of its South Florida locations during branch operating hours.


Donations

The Miami HEAT has partnered with Lineage Logistics, the world’s largest and most innovative provider of temperature-controlled logistics, and Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. The HEAT and the Micky & Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged a $200,000 donation to Feeding South Florida, the local member of the Feeding America® network, which services Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. Lineage Logistics will match that $200,000 donation allowing Feeding South Florida to immediately help those affected by COVID-19.

The goal of the partnership is to raise awareness for Lineage Logistics’ Share A Meal campaign, which aims to help provide 100 million meals in response to COVID-19 and to help ensure no family or child goes hungry during this global pandemic. HEAT fans are encouraged to join the Share A Meal effort and support Feeding South Florida.

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Break the Quarantine Routine

Bacardi Rum Shakers Dance Classes
Dance Classes

Check out the Bacardi Rum Shakers dance class every Monday at 3 pm on @BacardiUSA IG live featuring our own Miami HEAT Dancer Alum!

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United We Move
Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness is bringing the gym to you with their Home Work-Ins FREE for EVERYONE.

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#HeartsForHealthcareWorkers
Baptist Health

Join @BaptistHealthSF in supporting the dedicated caregivers and heroes serving our community. Print and decorate your own Heart for Healthcare Workers with your family, and display it proudly from your home to show your solidarity.

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Virtual Seminars
Baptist Health

In an effort to continue engaging our community during this difficult time and fulfilling our mission in the area of health and wellness, Baptist Health is offering free virtual exercise, meditation, and educational seminars via Zoom.

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Fox Sports Sun Re-Airs
Fox Sports Sun Re-Airs

During the current NBA hiatus our television partner Fox Sports Sun will air some of our most exciting victories from this season every night we were previously scheduled to play.

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New Dinner Recipes

Goya

Hearty Lentil Soup: Brimming with healthy GOYA® Lentils and an abundance of freshly chopped vegetables, this hearty lentil soup is infused with the garlicky smoky flavor of GOYA® Chorizo.

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Turkey & Bean Skillet: Make your taco night a one-skillet success with this easy Beef and Bean Taco Skillet recipe! The trick: simmer ground beef with GOYA® Pinto Beans in Sauce, which are already seasoned with tomato, cilantro and Latin spices.

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Rice Pudding/Arroz Con Leche Dessert): Citrus essences of orange and lemon are the hallmarks of this Spanish version and add to the vibrancy of cinnamon and vanilla.

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Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Black Bean Salsa: Make tostadas that are light, fresh and bursting with flavor with this Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Black Bean Salsa Recipe! Start with golden-brown, crispy corn tortillas.

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Helpful Tips: Prevent Spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before eating
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Practice social distancing
  • Stay home if you are sick except for getting medical care
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick

You can also visit the following websites for the most up to date information on COVID-19.

Miami HEAT Updates

Miami HEAT Updates

Per a mandate from the NBA, all games at this time are suspended until further notice.
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AmericanAirlines Arena Updates

AmericanAirlines Arena Updates

The COVID-19 situation has resulted in countless postponements at venues around the United States, including the AmericanAirlines Arena.
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CDC Updates

CDC Updates

For more info on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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