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Blue KC members submit reimbursement form for OTC COVID-19 tests

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) members can be reimbursed for over-the-counter (OTC), FDA-approved COVID-19 tests by submitting a Blue KC-provided claim form. The OTC COVID-19 test benefit includes up to eight tests per member per month. Members must provide a copy of the receipt...

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Humana outlines two options to obtain no-cost OTC COVID-19 tests

Humana has identified two options for members to purchase over-the-counter (OTC), FDA-approved COVID-19 diagnostic kits to comply with the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) directive released last week. The DOL requirement took effect January 15.

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Cigna explains reimbursement process for OTC COVID-19 tests

Claim form should be submitted providing test purchase date and cost

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UHC addresses process to provide OTC COVID-19 kits

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has released information on how UHC members can obtain over-the-counter (OTC), FDA-approved COVID-19 diagnostic kits to comply with the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) directive released last week. The DOL requirement took effect January 15.UHC has established a preferred...

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Humana COVID-19 Frequently Asked questions

Qualified testing remains at $0 cost-share; member responsible for cost of non-qualified testing

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Blue KC extends coronavirus coverages

Given the National Public Health Emergency has been extended to October 23, 2020, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will maintain current COVID-19 policies through October 23:

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UHC extends COVID-19 response policies

In response to the extension of the National Public Health Emergency, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is updating its COVID-19 response policies to match the October 22, 2020, extension. This means UHC will continue to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing, test-related visits, treatment and related...

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Blue KC provides employer group assistance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) established new assistance programs and COVID-19 relief policy extensions to aid employer groups during the outbreak.

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Aetna expands preventive care coverage

In response to IRS guidance issued in 2019, Aetna will expand coverage for four additional preventive care services covered by a qualified high deductible health plan (QHDHP) before meeting a deductible. The preventive services will also apply to all plans that apply a deductible to the services...

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Blue KC updates prescription drug list

Effective July 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will utilize an updated prescription drug list. The updates affect Blue-Care (HMO), BlueSelect Plus (PPO), Preferred-Care (PPO) and Preferred-Care Blue (PPO) plan members. However, there may be group-specific exclusions.

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