Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Waive COVID-19 Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insured Texans

The state’s largest health insurer has 6 million members

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the state’s largest health insurer, is waiving out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment for its 6 million members.

The insurer said Friday that the waiver applies to deductibles, copayments and coinsurance for treatment received from April 1 to May 31 at in-network facilities or for out-of-network emergencies.

The policy applies to all Health Care Service Corp. group, individual and family plans, and Medicare (excluding Part D plans), Medicare Supplement and Medicaid members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas said it will work with self-funded employer groups that decide to offer the same waivers.

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