Kaiser Extends COVID-19 Treatment Benefit Policy

Kaiser Extends COVID-19 Treatment Benefit Policy
January 4, 2021 - Kaiser Permanente is extending its policy to waive member out-of-pocket costs for inpatient and outpatient services when treating COVID-19 through at least Mar. 31, 2021, or as long as the ongoing national public health emergency lasts.

Members who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will not have to pay copays or other cost-share fees related to their medicare and treatment of COVID-19, even if they have to stay in the hospital. This waiver applies to all admissions whose date of service is from Apr. 1, 2020, through at least Mar. 31, 2021. 

This waiver of member out-of-pocket costs will apply to all places of service, including but not limited to hospitalization, office visit, telemedicine, emergency room, and urgent care. The waiver also applies to inpatient medical, inpatient pharmacy, outpatient medical, and transportation costs associated with the treatment of a COVID-19 diagnosis.