On February 26, 2021, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (together, the “Departments”) issued FAQ 44 addressing health coverage issues related to COVID-19. Briefly, the new FAQs focus on diagnostic testing and coverage for testing and clarify previous guidance in FAQs.
Background Section 6001 of the FFCRA requires group health plans (including grandfathered health plans) and health insurance issuers to provide coverage for certain items and services related to testing or the diagnosis of COVID-19 without any cost-sharing requirements, prior authorization or other
medical requirements. Section 3201 of the CARES Act amended Section 6001 of the FFCRA to include a broader range of diagnostic items and services that must be covered the same way.
Since the FFCRA and CARES Act have been enacted, the Departments have issued several sets of FAQs to help people better understand the laws.Please click the link below t download the entire bulletin. As always contact your Total Benefit Solutions, Inc health insurance specialist at (215)355-2121 if you have any questions or concerns