Health Insurers Extend COVID-19 Cost-Sharing Waivers

As part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many insurers waived member cost sharing for health care services and treatment related to the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Those waivers were generally set to expire in early summer, but some of the nation’s largest insurers have now extended the benefit. Experts say the resulting financial risk to those payers seems minimal, and other firms are likely to make similar moves.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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