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Our focus has been to help our employer customers and members during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are monitoring this pandemic and extending some of our coverage and eligibility 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||Link to Article on Original Dates|
|COVID-19 Testing||3/7/20||Cost share waiver ends with the end of Health and Human Services (HHS) public health emergency||COVID-19 Coverage Information for Employers and Members|
|COVID-19 Testing-related Visits||3/18/20||Cost share waiver ends with the end of HHS public health emergency||UPDATE: COVID-19 Coverage for ASO Groups Regarding FFCRA and Telehealth Expansion|
|Telehealth Expansion||3/18/20||5/31/20*||UPDATE: COVID-19 Coverage for ASO Groups Regarding FFCRA and Telehealth Expansion|
|COVID-19 Treatment||4/1/20||5/31/20||BCBSIL Waives Member Cost-sharing for COVID-19 Treatment|
If you would like to make a change from your original decision, please contact your account executive no later than Thursday, April 30. If you don’t communicate that change by April 30, your decision will continue as currently coded. Change decisions made after April 30 cannot be accommodated for a May 1 effective date.
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.
Eligibility Requirements Extension for Employees
We previously relaxed the eligibility requirements for currently enrolled/covered group members.