Bloomberg Law
May 29, 2020, 5:20 PMUpdated: May 29, 2020, 8:40 PM

Insurers Continue to Waive Customer Costs for Virus Tests, Care (1)

Sara Hansard
Sara Hansard

Health insurance companies are extending practices that ensure beneficiaries can receive free Covid-19 testing and treatment during the pandemic.

At least five insurers, including Aetna and Cigna, have decided to lengthen the period for which they would waive out-of-pocket costs related to the coronavirus past the initial June 1 end date, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group.

Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers will extend their cost-sharing waiver for Covid-19 testing and care “for at least as long as the public health emergency is in place,” Tess Thomson, spokeswoman for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, said ...

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