CVS Health waives some coronavirus-related copays for Aetna members

CVS Health said March 6 it is making diagnostic testing and telemedicine visits available with no copay for Aetna members to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

The company said it will waive copays for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, for those who meet CDC guidelines for testing. 

For the next 90 days, Aetna is offering zero copays for telemedicine visits for any reason as a way to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus in physician offices. It will apply to all video visits made through the CVS Minuteclinic app, Aetna-covered Teladoc visits and in-network providers offering video visits. 

Aetna members diagnosed with COVID-19 will be sent a care package containing over-the-counter drugs to help relieve symptoms and personal and household cleaning supplies to help keep others in the home protected from exposure. 

Aetna also said it will reach out to its members that are most at-risk for COVID-19 and walk them through what they should do to protect themselves, where to get information and where to get tested. 

Read the full news release here

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