COVID-19 Insurance Updates

On April 7, 2020, the Division of Insurance issued Bulletin 4.106 to assist hospitals in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 cases by encouraging the provision of health care services to those who can be treated at home.

To that end, the bulletin reminds carriers of their obligations to provide coverage for certain home health care services, including the provision of durable medical equipment and medications if the health care provider deems such things medically necessary. The bulletin also requests that carriers eliminate any prior authorization requirements for these products and services, and otherwise expedite requests for them.

The bulletin is primarily directed at insurers. However, employers should also be aware of these developments.

Bulletin B-4.106 »