For the most up-to-the-minute updates about COVID-19 in Utah, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.
It’s important to know that the immediate risk from the coronavirus is low, but the CDC believes that the public health threat will be significant. Utahns can help the community stay healthy by washing their hands and avoiding people who appear sick — just like they would during any other flu season. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with COVID-19, your insurance company will be able to help.
Below are the actions Utah’s health insurers are taking to assist people affected by the coronavirus.
Cigna is waiving all co-pays and cost-shares for COVID-19 testing when recommended by a health care provider. Cost-sharing for office visits and telehealth screenings for COVID-19 will be waived through May 31, 2020. It is also providing free home delivery of up to 90-day supplies of maintenance medications and have set up a 24-hour toll-free help line for consumers who are feeling high stress and anxiety.
CVS/Aetna is waiving member costs for diagnostic testing for COVID-19 at authorized locations. Members diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive a care package. It is also operating a crisis response line for members experiencing coronavirus-related anxiety and a 24-7 nurse line.
Humana is waiving out-of-pocket costs associated with COVID-19 testing for patients who meet CDC guidelines at approved laboratory locations. It is also waiving telemedicine costs for urgent care for the next 90 days and is allowing early refills on prescriptions.
Molina Healthcare is waiving COVID-19 testing costs for members. It is monitoring the coronavirus on a daily basis and working to ensure that it is prepared to assist its members.
- Molina Healthcare Waives COVID-19 Testing Costs for Members
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Fact Sheet
National Foundation Life Insurance Co.
National Health Insurance Co.
PEHP is covering COVID-19 testing without preauthorization under the member’s normal benefits. It is also allowing members to acquire 90-day supplies of maintenance medications from retail and mail order pharmacies, and early refills for Diabetes Savings Program members.
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Regence is covering the cost of a COVID-19 test with no cost to fully insured members if a provider determines the test is necessary. Members who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be provided personalized support. Medication policies have been loosened (except for opioids) so members can have needed medications on hand.
SelectHealth is covering in-network COVID-19 testing with no copays, coinsurance, or deductibles. It is also educating members about the proper way to triage their concerns related to COVID-19, including telehealth visits through Connect Care. Early refills of 30-day medications are allowed when the medication is 60% finished, except for opioids.
- SelectHealth Update: COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
- UID survey responses
- UID survey responses (short-term limited duration plans)
UHC is waiving copays, coinsurance and deductibles for COVID-19 testing at approved locations and for visits associated with COVID-19 testing, including visits to a doctor’s office, urgent care, or emergency room. It is also allowing early prescription refills, expanding access to telehealth options, and offering a 24-hour emotional support help line that is free for anyone to call, not just members.
- Utah Coronavirus Infoline:
- America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP):
- FAQs from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
- High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP):