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COVID-19 Testing and Telehealth Rules Extended

February 17, 2021

On February 4, 2021, Commissioner Kreidler extended Emergency Order No. 20-02 until March 7, 2021, requiring that COVID-19 testing be provided without cost sharing or preauthorization and that insurers provide increased flexibility regarding the use of telemedicine.

Employers can notify their plan participants that may still neved to receive testing that the testing will continue to be provided without cost sharing and that telemedicine will still be available.

Further Partially Extending Emergency Order 20-02 »

Extension of Emergency Orders on COVID-19 Testing and Surprise Billing

February 02, 2021

On January 22, 2021, Gov. Kreidler issued orders extending emergency orders 20-01 and 20-06. Emergency Order 20-01, which has been extended through February 21, 2021, requires health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. The order also requires insurers to allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.

Emergency Order 20-06, which has also been extended through February 21, 2021, protects consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The order also encourages insurers to report out-of-network labs that are not publishing or honoring the cash price of COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

These orders apply to insurers but also provide employers with information about the continued coverage of COVID-19 testing.

Further Extending Emergency Order 20-01 »
Further Extending Emergency Order 20-06 »

COVID-19 Testing and Telehealth Rules Extended

February 02, 2021

On January 8, 2021, Commissioner Kreidler extended Emergency Order No. 20-02 until February 7, 2021, requiring that COVID-19 testing be provided without cost-sharing or preauthorization and that insurers provide increased flexibility regarding the use of telemedicine.

Employers can notify their plan participants that may still need to receive testing that the testing will continue to be provided without cost-sharing and that telemedicine will still be available.

Further Partially Extending Emergency Order 20-02 »

Extension of Emergency Orders on COVID-19 Testing and Surprise Billing

January 05, 2021

On December 24, 2020, Gov. Kreidler issued orders further extending emergency orders 20-01 and 20-06. Emergency Order 20-01, which has been extended through January 23, 2021, requires health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. The order also requires insurers to allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.

Emergency Order 20-06, which has also been extended through January 23, 2021, protects consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The order also encourages insurers to report out-of-network labs that are not publishing or honoring the cash price of COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

These orders apply to insurers but provide employers with information about the continued coverage of COVID-19 testing.

Further Extending Emergency Order 20-01 »
Further Extending Emergency Order 20-06 »

COVID-19 Testing and Telehealth Rules Extended

December 22, 2020

On December 11, 2020, Commissioner Kreidler extended Emergency Order No. 20-02 until January 10, 2021, requiring that COVID-19 testing be provided without cost sharing or preauthorization and that insurers provide increased flexibility regarding the use of telemedicine.

Employers can notify their plan participants who may still need to receive testing that the testing will continue to be provided without cost sharing and that telemedicine will still be available.

Further Partially Extending Emergency Order 20-02 »

Extension of Emergency Orders on COVID-19 Testing and Surprise Billing

December 08, 2020

On November 23, 2020, Gov. Kreidler issued orders further extending emergency orders 20-01 and 20-06. Emergency Order 20-01, which has been extended through December 24, 2020, requires health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. The order also requires insurers to allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.

Emergency Order 20-06, which has also been extended through December 24, 2020, protects consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The order also encourages insurers to report out-of-network labs that are not publishing or honoring the cash price of COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

These orders apply to insurers but provide employers with information about the continued coverage of COVID-19 testing.

Further Extending Emergency Order 20-01 »
Further Extending Emergency Order 20-06 »

Extension of Emergency Orders on COVID-19 Testing and Surprise Billing

September 29, 2020

On September 25, 2020, Gov. Kreidler issued orders further extending emergency orders 20-01 and 20-06. Emergency Order 20-01, which has been extended through October 25, 2020, requires health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. The order also requires insurers to allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.

Emergency Order 20-06, which has also been extended through October 25, 2020, protects consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The order also encourages insurers to report out-of-network labs that are not publishing or honoring the cash price of COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

These orders apply to insurers, but provide employers with information about the continued coverage of COVID-19 testing.

Further Extending Emergency Order 20-01 »
Further Extending Emergency Order 20-06 »

Extension of Emergency Orders on COVID-19 Testing and Surprise Billing

September 01, 2020

On August 28, 2020, Gov. Kreidler issued orders further extending emergency orders 20-01 and 20-06. Emergency Order 20-01, which has been extended through September 27, 2020, requires health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. The order also requires insurers to allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.

Emergency Order 20-06, which has also been extended through September 27, 2020, protects consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The order also encourages insurers to report out-of-network labs that are not publishing or honoring the cash price of COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

These orders apply to insurers, but provide employers with information about the continued coverage of COVID-19 testing.

Further Extending Emergency Order 20-01 »
Further Extending Emergency Order 20-06 »

COVID-19 Testing Rules Extended

August 18, 2020

On August 14, 2020, Commissioner Kreidler extended Emergency Order No. 20-02 until September 15, 2020, requiring that COVID-19 testing be provided without cost sharing or preauthorization and that insurers provide increased flexibility regarding the use of telemedicine.

Employers can notify their plan participants that may still need to receive testing that the testing will continue to be provided without cost sharing and that telemedicine will still be available.

Further Partially Extending Emergency Order 20-02 »

Extension of Emergency Orders on COVID-19 Testing

August 04, 2020

On July 29, 2020, Gov. Kreidler issued orders further extending emergency orders 20-01 and 20-06. Emergency Order 20-01, which has been extended through August 28, 2020, required health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. The order also required insurers to allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.

Emergency Order 20-06, which has been extended through August 27, 2020, protected consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The order also encourages insurers to report out-of-network labs that are not publishing or honoring the cash price of COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

These orders apply to insurers, but provide employers with information about the continued coverage of COVID-19 testing.

Further Extending Emergency Order 20-01 »
Further Extending Emergency Order 20-06 »


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