COVID-19 EMERGENCY PERIODS ENDING
The Public Health Emergency (PHE) and National Emergency (NE) ended May 11, 2023. A 60-day extension is in place through July 10th, 2023 for the National Emergency deadlines.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Certain services were temporarily expanded to allow coverage at no cost sharing to you during the pandemic. As of May 11, 2023, those expanded benefits are covered at pre-pandemic timelines.
Services potentially impacted are as follows:
- COVID-19 vaccinations
- COVID-19 At Home Tests
- PCR & Rapid Tests Ordered or Administered by a Health Profession
- COVID Treatment
HOW DOES THE END OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY IMPACT YOU?
Normal plan timeframes and filing deadlines will return to pre-pandemic guidelines as of July 10, 2023.
This means that you will need to pay close attention and ensure you are adhering to your plan’s timeframes for important deadlines, such as:
- HIPAA Special Enrollments
- Claims Timely Filing Deadlines
- Appeals Filing Deadlines
- COBRA Qualifying Event Notification Deadlines
- COBRA Continuation of Coverage Timelines
Contact Customer Care at the number located on the back of your ID card for additional information.
For additional COVID-19 health information, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website.