Thank you for contacting Student Medicover. Member cost-sharing will be waived, including copays, coinsurance, and deductibles, for COVID-19 diagnostic testing provided at approved locations in accordance with CDC guidelines. Also, UnitedHealthcare is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 through the national public health emergency period (currently set at 10/22/2020). This builds on the company’s previously announced efforts to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and testing-related visits, and the expansion of other member services.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
Cost-sharing will be waived for medically necessary diagnostic testing (ordered by a licensed physician or other health care professional) from February 4, 2020 through the national public health emergency period.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Cost-sharing will be waived for FDA-authorized antibody testing (ordered by a licensed physician or other health care professional) from April 10, 2020 through the national public health emergency period.
COVID-19 Testing-Related Visits
Cost-sharing will be waived for visits to a health care provider’s office, urgent care center, emergency department, or through telehealth from February 4, 2020 through the national public health emergency period.
If treatment occurs under a COVID-19 admission or diagnosis code, cost-sharing will be waived from February 4, 2020 through October 22, 2020. This includes office, urgent care and emergency department visits, observation stays, inpatient hospital episodes, acute inpatient rehab, long-term acute care, and skilled nursing facilities.
All policies that have access to HealthiestYou will continue to provide telehealth visits at no cost throughout the policy year. In addition, cost-share waiving for telehealth services will be extended as follows:
COVID-19 In and Out-of-Network: for COVID-19 in and out-of-network telehealth services, cost-sharing will be waived through the national emergency period, currently set to end on October 22, 2020.
Non-COVID-19: for non-COVID-19 in-network providers, for our members, cost-sharing will be waived with the plan.