July 07, 2020
On June 25, 2020, the Division of Insurance issued Bulletin 2020-21, requiring insurance carriers to continue to provide flexibility because of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Specifically, the bulletin requires carriers to continue to:
Additionally, the guidance indicates that it would not be appropriate for carriers to require prior authorization of COVID-19 treatment or to conduct retrospective reviews to deny emergency or inpatient hospital services for COVID-19 treatment.
This requirement falls on insurers, but employers should also familiarize themselves with this guidance in case any employees ask about it.
Bulletin 2020-21 »