Impacts on coverage for COVID-19 related services to groups and employees
Information on the PHE
The Public Health Emergency (PHE) ended on May 11, 2023. This impacted coverage for some COVID-19 related services for employer groups and employees.
COVID-19 vaccines have been recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as a preventive health service. Plans subject to the Affordable Care Act will continue to receive 100% coverage for covid vaccines at any in network provider. See your Summary of Benefits in the HAP member portal for your specific coverage of immunizations in your plan.
At the end of the PHE after May 11, 2023, over the counter COVID-19 testing will not be covered.
After May 11, COVID-19 diagnostic screening and related services (ex. PCR testing) provided by a licensed healthcare provider will continue to be covered according to the plan documents, and subject to applicable plan copays, coinsurance, and deductibles.
The end of the PHE will not impact COVID-19 treatment coverage for employer group members. Treatment (in-patient and outpatient) will remain covered according to the plan documents, and subject to applicable copays, coinsurance, and deductibles.