COVID Benefits for 2020-2021 Premier Plan Members
During the National Health Emergency, COVID testing* and related visits are paid at no cost to Premier Plan members when obtained at approved locations and in accordance with Center for Disease Control guidelines. COVID treatment is paid at no cost through December 31, 2020, if obtained in network. (See the table below.)
Summary of the Temporary Benefit Changes Due to the National Public Health Emergency**
|Benefit||SHC & Other Choice Plus Network Providers||Out-of-Network|
|COVID-19 in person & telehealth*** visits and related diagnotic testing when ordered by a licensed health care professional||100% coverage w/o cost share through Nat’l Public Health Emergency which is 1/20/21 and subject to an extension||100% coverage w/o cost share through Nat’l Public Health Emergency which is 1/20/21 and subject to an extension|
|COVID-19 treatment||100% coverage without cost share through 12/31/20||NO CHANGE: Covered as any other condition. Refer to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage****|
* The Premier Plan offered to GU students is considered an individual plan under Federal law.
** Refer to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) or for plan details to the Certificate of Coverage on this website. Detailed COVID updates are on the UnitedHealthcare StudentResources website.
*** HealthiestYou telehealth visits are covered at 100% without cost sharing regardless of a Public Health Emergency
**** For example, an out-of-network inpatient stay would include cost sharing.
Federal, State, and local governments continue to roll out testing through unique methods to include drive up venues in parking lots in communities with a concentration of infections. Go to your State Health Department (new window) website for updates on obtaining testing in your area.