March 17, 2020
On March 10, 2020, the Texas Commissioner of Insurance and Gov. Abbott asked health insurers that issue insurance plans regulated by Texas to waive costs associated with the testing and telemedicine visits for the diagnosis of COVID-19, as well as to cover necessary medical equipment, supplies and services. In addition, applicable insurers are asked to:
TDI also asks applicable insurers to review claims handling and utilization review procedures, increase member communications, and review and update contingency plans.
Employers with policies regulated in Texas should be aware of these developments.
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