Many health insurance providers have now pledged to shield patients from high medical bills if they need treatment for COVID-19
As part of our ongoing actions to meet the needs of those directly impacted by the disease, we’ve compiled a list of health insurance providers who are waiving fees for testing and treatment for COVID-19.
According to CVS Health, Aetna will waive costs to patients for hospital admissions related to the coronavirus.
Aetna has pledged to waive the patient’s portion of a medical bill — what’s called a patient’s “cost sharing.”
If your plan qualifies, you won’t have to pay your full deductible before insurance will take over, or have to pay the usual fixed amount for a medical service or treatment (the copayment), or a percentage of the total bill (coinsurance).
If you receive treatment for COVID-19 from doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals from April 1 through May 31, 2020. Your COVID-19 testing is covered, too.
You’ll also pay nothing if they have a telehealth visit with a doctor in their plan through June 14, 2020.
ConnectiCare is covering telehealth visits for covered medical and mental health services at no cost through May 31, 2020.
United HealthCare is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 until May 31, 2020 for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Individual and Group Market fully insured health plans.
Humana will waive out-of-pocket costs associated with COVID-19 testing. This applies to Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and commercial employer-sponsored plans. Self-insured plan sponsors will be able to opt-out.
The company is also waiving telemedicine costs for all urgent care for the next 90 days, and is allowing early refills on regular prescription medications.
For a full list of Health Insurance providers and their response to Coronavirus please use the link below.
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