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COVID-19 updates UnitedHealthcare

Temporary cost-share waivers extended to Oct. 17, 2021 The national public health emergency has been extended from July 19, 2021, to Oct. 17, 2021. Below is an overview of how that extension affects temporary provisions for COVID-19 testing and testing-related visits. Individual Exchange, Individual and Group Market health plans:  From Feb. 4, 2020, through the national public health emergency period, UnitedHealthcare is waiving cost-sharing for in-network and out-of-network COVID-19 tests and testing-related visits. Medicare Advantage:  From Feb. 4, 2020, through the national public health emergency period, UnitedHealthcare is waiving cost-sharing for in-network and out-of-network tests for COVID-19, including testing-related telehealth visits. Medicaid:  State-specific rules and other state regulations may apply. For Medicaid and other state-specific regulations, please refer to your state-specific website or your state’s UnitedHealthcare Community Plan website.