The Biden Administration is ending the National Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 at the end of the day May 11, 2023. This means that there will be changes to the way insurance plans cover testing and treatment of COVID-19.
Excellus lists the following changes:
- FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available at no cost in network. A standard cost share will be charged for out of network services.
- OTC tests will no longer be covered after May 11, 2023.
- Lab testing will revert to the diagnostic laboratory benefit.
- Telehealth for COVID-19 will be covered at the primary care or specialist benefit.