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Some Benefits Changes as the PHE Ends

The Biden Administration will end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023.

Certain benefits changes we had put in place during the PHE will go back to pre-COVID-19 coverage on May 12, 2023.


Members will not have to pay anything out of pocket for the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters when they use an in-network provider.

COVID-19 Testing and treatment

Members will continue to have coverage for lab PCR and Rapid COVID-19 tests and treatment when received in-network. However, members may have to pay their copay, deductibles and/or coinsurance. If members have out-of-network coverage and use an out-of-network provider, they will pay more out of pocket.

In addition, beginning May 12, 2023, members will have to pay for over-the-counter, at home COVID-19 tests.


COVID-19-related care will now be treated like any other telemedicine service. For in-network care, members will pay their copay, coinsurance and/or deductible beginning May 12, 2023.