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Blue Cross Blue Shield employees volunteer for frontline work

Personal protective equipment medical hospital covid-19 file photo
Posted at 10:08 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 19:36:08-04

DETROIT — Some employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have volunteered to work with other medical professionals in providing direct care to COVID-19 patients.

The health insurance company said it would continue to pay the salaries of those employees. The company had sent out a call to any employees who are health care specialists such as MDs, nurses, and others, to volunteer to help in life-saving efforts.

About 30 employees have volunteered.

As of April 9, Michigan had 21,504 COVID-19 cases and a total of 1,076 deaths.