Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota provides COVID–19 updates


BCBS logoAs we all are aware, information on COVID–19 is updated daily. Be assured, that we are in continual communication with BCBS MN on the health benefits for our insurance pool members.
 
To assist our insurance pool members, we will share updated information as we receive it. Below is the most recent BCBS MN Health Insurance update.
 
If you have additional questions on your health insurance benefits, please contact BCBS MN Customer Service at 1–866–537–7702.
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota – Member Communication
 
Blue Cross coverage commitments for COVID–19 from March 6, 2020.
·     Blue Cross will cover the full cost of medically necessary diagnostic tests consistent with CDC guidance related to diagnosing COVID–19.
·     Blue Cross will waive all prior authorization for tests and covered services that are medically necessary and consistent with CDC guidance if diagnosed with COVID–19.
·     For members who have Prime Therapeutics as their Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), Blue Cross will increase access to prescription medications through a waiver of early medication refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications (consistent with member’s benefit plan) and/or encouraging members to use 90–day mail order benefit.
 
Blue Cross additional coverages from March 14, 2020.
·     Blue Cross now covering all costs for office visits associated with medically necessary testing for COVID–19
·     All virtual care provided through Doctor on Demand is now available at no cost for all Blue Cross members in commercial plans and Medicare. This change will last through April 14, 2020. 
 
Recent Press release
·     Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands COVID–19 Coverage to Include Office Visits and Virtual Care at No Cost.
·     https://www.bluecrossmn.com/about-us/newsroom/news-releases/blue-cross-and-blue-shield-minnesota-expands-covid-19-coverage