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Executive Order Requires Coronavirus Testing Without Cost Sharing


On March 9, 2020, Gov. Beshear issued an executive order requiring insurers to waive all cost-sharing payments for the screening and testing for COVID-19. Insurers must also waive any prior authorization requirements for screening and diagnostic testing for the virus. Additionally, when a drug to treat COVID-19 is formulated, insurers must allow participants to refill their prescriptions even if the prescription was recently filled. Employers can notify plan participants who may need to receive testing that the testing will be provided without cost sharing.

Executive Order 2020-220 »