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Biden Admin Says Insurers Must Cover Testing Of Asymptomatic Enrollees

By Amy Lotven / February 27, 2021 at 6:32 PM
Updated Story The Biden administration on Friday (Feb. 26) updated and partially reversed Trump administration guidance on insurers’ responsibilities for covering COVID-19 testing, clarifying that non-grandfathered group health plans must fully cover diagnostic testing even if the patient is asymptomatic, except when done for public health surveillance or return-to-work mandates. The guidance also discusses plans’ responsibility for vaccine coverage, noting even if the vaccine itself is free the plans must pay any fees related to administering the...


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