As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Health Insurers Ease Access to Testing

As the number of known COVID-19 cases continues to increase in the U.S., reaching over 1,600 on March 13, health insurers are taking action to help their enrollees access testing and treatments. A majority of reported cases are in Washington, New York and California, where state governments have issued guidance to health insurance providers regarding testing and treatment coverage. Below are some key measures taken by insurers, based on a roundup compiled by America’s Health Insurance Plans (may not capture all actions or all insurers taking action):

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Jinghong Chen

Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.

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