COVID-19: Updates on cost-sharing and Special Enrollment Period
Details related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to evolve, and we’re committed to helping you get access to the information and resources you need during this challenging time. Please review these important updates below and find more information on frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the broker and employer sections of uhc.com. We update the FAQs regularly, and you can download the latest information at any time.
Member cost-sharing waived for COVID-19 through May 31
UnitedHealthcare is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 through May 31, 2020, for its fully-insured commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans. This builds on the company’s previously announced efforts to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and testing-related visits. Read more here.
Cost-sharing waived for network, non-COVID-19 telehealth visits
Starting March 31 through June 18, UnitedHealthcare will waive cost-sharing for network, non-COVID-19 telehealth visits for fully insured individual and group market health plans, as well as its Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans. UnitedHealthcare has previously waived cost-sharing for telehealth visits related to COVID-19 testing. Read more here.
COVID-19 special open enrollment extended to April 13
UnitedHealthcare has extended the COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to April 13, and employers* with multiple plan options also can buy down to a leaner plan. Options include:
*Applies to NICE, PRIME, UNET, CIRRUS/PULSE, All Savers® and SIERRA fully insured customers.
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