Apr. 2--Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced Wednesday that it has begun waiving all copays, deductibles and coinsurance for coronavirus treatment.
The waiver applies to Blue Cross and Blue Care Network commercial PPO plans and Medicare Advantage PPO and HMO plans and will run through June 30.
Last month, the Blues began waiving all copays and deductibles for coronavirus tests. The insurer also started offering telehealth services at no cost through June 30 for policyholders with existing telehealth benefits.
"Blue Cross will cover, with no member cost share, all COVID-19 treatment provided to members on an inpatient or outpatient basis, from both in-network and out-of-network providers," the latest announcement said.
"We want our members to get the care they need to treat COVID-19 successfully, without worrying about the cost," Blue Cross president and CEO Daniel Loepp said in a news release.
Blue Cross is the largest health insurance company in the state.
Michigan has seen 337 coronavirus-related deaths and 9,334 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.
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