Some insurers that waived member costs for treatment for COVID-19 are beginning to reintroduce deductibles, co-payments, and other costs associated with treating the virus.
Waiving such costs was always voluntary and not imposed by the federal government. As a result, insurers face no limits on the restoration of their members’ share of care costs.
Vaccines and most tests remain available without cost.
Learn more about how consumer costs for COVID-19 care came to be waived by insurers and how they are now on path to restoration for those covered by some insurers, and likely more insurers in the coming months, in the Kaiser Health News article “Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees.”