Update: Extensions on Telehealth Expansion and COVID-19 Treatment Coverage

May 21, 2020

We are closely monitoring activity around COVID-19 and are committed to helping our employer customers and members stay informed. We’re extending some of our coverage dates. See the April 30, 2020, article for previous extension dates. As always, members should call the number on their ID card for answers to their specific benefit questions. 

   Benefit        Effective Date        Projected End Date    
COVID-19 Testing        3/7/20     Cost-share waiver ends with the end of HHS public health emergency    
COVID-19 Testing-related Visits        3/18/20     Cost-share waiver ends with the end of HHS public health emergency    
Telehealth Expansion        3/18/20     6/30/20*    
COVID-19 Treatment        4/1/20     6/30/20*    

*Date change/extension

Extensions on Telehealth Expansion and COVID-19 Treatment Coverage: As we let you know on April 30, ASO decisions will be extended as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma makes extensions for fully insured members. An ASO account’s prior decision will remain in place unless the group requests a change from its account executive.

As a reminder, COVID-19 testing and testing-related visits are covered at no cost share for fully insured and ASO members as required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act until the end of the federal public health emergency.