Medicare Advantage Plans Work to Protect Americans from COVID-19

April 6, 2020

As America works to overcome the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Medicare Advantage plans are working together with doctors, nurses and hospitals to keep you safe and healthy.

As America works to overcome the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Medicare Advantage plans are working together with doctors, nurses and hospitals to keep you safe and healthy.

Medicare Advantage plans have taken strong action to minimize the risk of infection and continue to deliver better value and better benefits for Americans 65+. Here’s how health insurance providers are working hard to protect you:

  • Proactively eliminating patient cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and treatment-All Medicare Advantage plans are covering patient cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing. In addition, many plans are increasingly covering the patient cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment as well.
  • Assuring that prescription drug refills are easily accessible-Many plans are expanding the quantity and frequency of prescription drug refills, giving Americans peace of mind over access to medication to treat a wide array of health conditions.
  • Expanding covered telehealth services-To help limit the spread of COVID-19, many plans are expanding telemedicine programs and covering the cost of telehealth or consulting with your doctor over the phone. This helps Americans avoid the risk of infection while still having access to quality care services to address their medical needs.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious respiratory disease. While some report mild flu-like symptoms, COVID-19 can be fatal. Americans 65+ and people with underlying health conditions are especially at risk. To protect yourself from infection, make sure to follow the CDC’s recommendations. 

For those who require testing or feel like you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, make sure you contact your doctor. Medicare Advantage plans are there to deliver better services, better access to care, and better value, so make sure you contact your health insurance plan to see what services are available to you.