Health Plans Must Provide Free COVID-19 Testing – Legal Update

Denise GillinHealth Benefits, News

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover COVID-19 testing without imposing any cost sharing.

Key Points:

  • Employer-sponsored group health plans must cover COVID-19 testing, without imposing a deductible, copayment or other cost sharing.
  • This mandate applies to fully insured group health plans and self-insured group health plans.
  • Plans and issuers must pay the provider-negotiated rate for testing (or the provider’s cash price if there is no negotiated rate).

Click to read the Legal Update: Health Plans Must Provide Free Coronavirus COVID 19 Testing 03.31.20

Contact your Murray Health Benefits representative at 717.397.9600 with any questions.

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