UPDATE***For Horizon BCBSNJ clients, from March 17, 2020 through June 30, 2020, there will be no cost-shares during this time for teletherapy sessions at Perlman Counseling. Please note the Federal Blue Cross and Blue Shield cost-shares are NOT waived. If your Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plan is based out of state, please go to the website on the back of your insurance card to find out if cost-shares are waived.


UPDATE***For Aetna clients, from March 11, 2020 through June 4, 2020, there will be no cost-shares during this time for teletherapy sessions at Perlman Counseling. Teletherapy will continue to be covered until August 4, 2020, but will include cost-shares (copays, deductible payments, coinsurance payments).



If any other insurances waive any cost-shares, we will update this post.


UPDATE*** Effective March 3, 2020, Humana (Commercial; NOT Tricare East) is waiving all cost-shares for Telehealth services for participating/in-network providers for the remainder of the calendar year.


UPDATE***Effective March 31, 2020, UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Oxford will waive all cost-shares for all-non COVID-19 telehealth visits with participating/in-network providers until June 18, 2020.


UPDATE***Effective throughout the entire duration of the New Jersey's public health emergency, AmeriHealth is waiving all cost-shares for non COVID-19 telehealth/telemedicine visits with participating/in-network providers from March 30, 2020 until June 04, 2020.


UPDATE***Effective May 28, 2020, Geisinger Health Plan will waive all cost-shares for all non COVID-19 telehealth visits with participating/in-network providers until July 31, 2020.


UPDATE***Effective March 18, 2020, 1199SEIU will waive cost-shares for all non-COVID-19 telehealth visits for HOME CARE FUND MEMBERS ONLY until June 15, 2020. Telehealth services will be covered by all other 1199SIEU plans until June 15, 2020


If any existing patients have paid any form of cost-share for during the respective period and they shouldn't have according to their insurance company, we can hold on to the payment and apply it to the next visit that a cost-share would apply.


Last Updated on June 2, 2020



So far, Aetna and Horizon have waived all cost shares that include copays, deductibles, co-insurance for all qualified in-network Telehealth visits, including teletherapy, for a period time.


For Horizon clients this means that from March 17, 2020 through June 13, 2020, there will be no cost shares during this time for teletherapy sessions at Perlman Counseling.


For Aetna clients this means that from March 11, 2020 through June 4, 2020, there will be no cost shares during this time for teletherapy sessions at Perlman Counseling.


If any existing patients with Horizon or Aetna health insurance have paid any form of cost share for during the respective period, we can hold on to the payment and apply it to the next visit that a cost-share would apply (after the respective date in June 2020).


If any other insurances waive any cost-shares, we will update this post.


UPDATE*** Effective March 3, 2020, Humana (Commercial; NOT Tricare East) is waiving all cost-shares for Telehealth services for participating/in-network providers. There is currently no date that this temporary policy will end.


UPDATE****Effective March 31, 2020, UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Oxford will waive all cost-shares for all non COVID-19 telehealth visits with participating/in-network providers until June 18, 2020.


UPDATE****Effective throughout the entire duration of the New Jersey's public health emergency, AmeriHealth is waiving all cost-shares for non COVID-19 telehealth/telemedicine visits with participating/in-network providers.


Last Updated on April 7, 2020

  • Perlman Counseling


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to extend the closure of our physical office until further notice. An earlier post and email indicated that we would open on April 1, 2020. However, until the pandemic crisis ends and the government gives the okay, we will not be opening the physical office to the public for both the safety of our staff and clients. We are sorry for the inconvenience


All current and future therapy sessions with Rachel will still take place, but in Telehealth form. We are still accepting new clients! Please refer to previous posts about how to access your Teletherapy sessions with Rachel and for other important information.


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As a reminder, we cannot help but stress certain guidelines by the CDC:


  • Stay home as much as possible and limit unnecessary traveling.

  • If you must leave, maintain social distancing standards in public locations such as doctors' offices, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc. This means keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between you and another person.

  • Frequently wash your hands with WARM water for at least 20 seconds (Sing the 20-second chorus of these well known songs to make it fun for you and the kids).

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home.

  • If you think you may be infected: quarantine yourself and your household members for 14 days in your home and call your primary care doctor's office for a Telehealth visit immediately. DO NOT GOT TO AN URGENT CARE CENTER OR HOSPITAL WITHOUT GIVING NOTICE (this can cause other people to get exposed) From there, your doctor will be able to point you in a direction to get tested safely and without causing potential exposure to the public, especially vulnerable populations.


For more information on COVID-19, visit the CDC's website on the pandemic here.


For daily updates on COVID-19, please stay tuned to your news channels for daily briefings from the COVID-19 Task Force.



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