“During these challenging times we are focused on the issues needed most in this time of crisis, including affordability and access to care for those dealing with treatment related to COVID-19 .”

Important Updates to Coverage for Testing and Treatment of COVID-19

Here are two important items we want to bring to your attention regarding coverage for testing and treatment of COVID-19.
  1. Per the Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, testing for COVID-19 is covered with no member cost sharing. Testing covers the cost of the test, as well as the cost of the provider visit, which could include a telehealth (telemedicine), urgent care or emergency room visit, to determine whether the COVID-19 testing is required, and the visit to administer the test. 2. The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) issued Bulletin 2020-05. This bulletin mandates that fully insured, non-ERISA, self-funded groups, and MEWAs cover all treatment related to COVID-19 diagnoses the same as emergency services, effective March 20, 2020. This means services must be covered at the in-network benefit level regardless of whether the healthcare professional or facility is in our network.

 

  1. The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) issued Bulletin 2020-05. This bulletin mandates that fully insured, non-ERISA, self-funded groups, and MEWAs cover all treatment related to COVID-19 diagnoses the same as emergency services, effective March 20, 2020. This means services must be covered at the in-netw

 

COVID-19 national public health emergency declared by the US Department of Health and Human Services effective January 27,2020.  

To find out your how your Plan has responded to COVERAGE OF COVID-19 SERVICES Contact your Medicare Provider.