The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency: What does this mean for health plans?
- COVID-19 tests, including at-home tests, without cost sharing for plan subscribers.
- COVID-19 vaccines provided by out-of-network providers; however, plan subscribers will still receive vaccinations without paying out-of-pocket.
- Stand-alone telehealth benefits for employees who aren’t eligible for coverage under any other group health plan offered by the employer.
The announcement also affects deadlines related to employer-sponsored group health plans extended during the pandemic, including extensions for requesting HIPAA special enrollment, electing COBRA coverage, and filing benefit claims and appeals.
For more information on how these changes will impact coverage rules for employer-sponsored health plans, download our bulletin. If you have questions about your particular health plan, please contact Plante Moran Group Benefit Advisors.