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Throughout the pandemic UCare has provided enhanced coverage for our members and we will continue to do so into 2021. For all members, we continue to fully cover COVID-19 testing services without cost share during the federal and state health emergencies, and continue to waive cost share for COVID-19 observation or inpatient hospitalization for all members through March 31, 2021. As vaccines for COVID-19 become available, UCare will cover them without charge for members through 20211.
COVID-19: What's covered?
We’re helping to contain the spread of the virus by removing barriers to testing and care. As the COVID-19 situation changes, we’ll adjust our policies and coverage as best we can to protect our members and the community. Your UCare plan will cover:
- Tests: Copays, coinsurance or deductibles for doctor-ordered COVID-19 tests for UCare members.
- Services: For all members, copays, coinsurance or deductibles for in-network clinic, urgent care and emergency room visits when you receive a COVID-19 test.
- Hospital services: Copays, coinsurance and deductibles when you receive in-network observation and inpatient hospital services to treat COVID-19 through March 31, 2021.
- Vaccines: For all members, copays, coinsurance or deductibles for FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine administration1.
- Medications: We will cover a 90-day supply of maintenance medications (except for controlled substances or specialty drugs for Medicaid members). Medicare and Individual & Family Plan members can also get early refills. To reduce exposure to the virus, we encourage you to use Express Scripts mail order services, home delivery services from your retail pharmacy if available, or delivery through CVS or Walgreens.
- Supplies: Medicare plan members can use their Healthy Savings over-the-counter benefit to purchase preventive care items such as masks, gloves and hand sanitizers at participating stores. Members will be sent a new 2021 Healthy Savings card.
How to connect with us during COVID-19
UCare is working closely with state leaders and public health authorities to keep our members, employees and communities safe. To protect against the spread of the virus, we’ve closed our doors for now. Although we can’t meet with you face to face, you can still reach us by phone and online.
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1 - Source: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (Pub. L. 116-127)