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Wednesday, 27 May 2020
TN pays for COVID testing
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This is something I was not aware of so I wanted to share it with you. Beginning in April the State of TN began paying 100% of the cost for COVID-19 testing for anyone wanting a test. The Federal Government required all group health insurance companies to cover COVID testing and treatment under their plans so I am not sure why the state is paying for any and all testing. 

This is of course a good thing for all of us to help control the spread through early detection. The state is paying a flat $100 to labs to preform the tests. I am not sure if this includes tests done in a doctors office or Emergency Room but it appears so. All the group insurance carriers we work with are also providing testing at 100% and they are also offering $0 copay telehealth visits for the time being. We work with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Aetna, Cigna, Humana and United HealthCare. You can find more information about the BlueCross of TN program at www.bcbst.com. 

Here is the article I am referring to

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Posted on 05/27/2020 1:53 PM by Benefit Brokers, LLC