Payers Waive Cost Sharing and Prior Authorization for COVID-19 Treatment

In an effort to help ease cost concerns for those infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, several health insurance companies have waived cost sharing requirements related to COVID-19 treatment. They include:

Aetna (owned by CVS Health Corp.), in network

Anthem, Inc., through May 31

Always Health Partners Inc., in network

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Centene Corp.

Cigna Corp., through May 31

Dean Health Plan Inc., in network

Florida Blue

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Health Care Service Corp.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, through “at least June 30” and retroactive to March 1

Humana Inc.

L.A. Care Health Plan

UnitedHealth Group, through May 31.

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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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