Our thoughts are with the residents of Colorado as they begin recovering from the major flooding affecting the state. If your veterinary practice was damaged in the flood or if you are providing veterinary medical care to animals affected by the flood, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has disaster grants available to help with some of the costs. Information about disaster grants and applications are available on line.
The AVMA GHLIT and the AVMA PLIT have implemented special procedures for plan members and insureds who were impacted by the flooding. The PLIT is contacting individual business insurance and professional liability policyholders in affected areas and our carriers have claim professionals standing by to assist members around the clock. A list of carriers (property/liability, workers’ compensation, and animal bailee), their toll-free claims numbers and website links, as well as links to risk management tools for severe weather and catastrophes, can be found on the PLIT claim reporting page. Emergency procedures implemented by GHLIT to help its medical plan members include special accommodations for those requiring early prescription refills because their medications were lost or damaged, or whose mail-order prescriptions cannot be refilled. These procedures will be in place through October 11, 2013. For more information on emergency prescription refills and other special accommodations for other insurance coverages, please visit the GHLIT website or call GHLIT at (800) 621-6360. Express Scripts, which provides prescription drug coverage for GHLIT medical plans, can be reached at (800) 899-2619.