"As underscored by the Governor, we must expand the scope of testing for COVID-19 as we continue through this global pandemic," said Superintendent
In order to increase access to COVID-19 testing for all New Yorkers,
The DFS circular letter is consistent with
Health insurers are reminded that diagnostic testing, including laboratory tests, is an essential health benefit, and as such, must be covered under individual and small group comprehensive health insurance policies and contracts. New York Insurance Laws also require health insurers of large group comprehensive health insurance policies and contracts to make available coverage for laboratory tests, and such tests are typically covered in the base policy or contract.