No-Cost COVID-19 Treatment Extended Through March 2021
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have put the health of our members and customers at the forefront of every action we’ve taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning.
In a continued effort to ensure that members have access to the care they need and peace of mind during these unprecedented times, Blue Cross will continue to waive cost sharing for those who are diagnosed and treated for COVID-19 through March 31, 2021. This is an extension of a temporary benefit, originally set to expire on December 31. This commitment ensures members will not pay out-of-pocket costs – copays, deductibles or coinsurance – for the medical care and pharmacy costs associated with COVID-19. Since March, Blue Cross has paid more than $25 million to support these cost-share waivers.
Members have not had to pay cost sharing for treatment in the form of copays, deductibles and coinsurance since March 2020 when the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in Michigan. The temporary waiver applies to all commercial and Medicare plans.
Blue Cross also continues to pay for FDA-approved, physician-authorized testing for COVID-19 until further notice.
More from MIBluesPerspectives.com: