COVID-19 Insurance Updates

On April 8, 2020, the effective dates for Emergency Rules 36 and 37, as discussed in the March 31, 2020, edition of Compliance Corner, were extended to May 12, 2020. Emergency Rule 36 addresses cost-sharing requirements for COVID-19 testing, permits early prescription refills and prohibits the use of step therapy. Emergency Rule 37 expands access to telemedicine services.

The emergency rules are primarily directed at insurers. However, employers should also be aware of these developments.

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