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AHIP State Issue Brief: Tackling Coronavirus


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Published on Mar 20, 2020

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On March 5, the Board of Directors of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) affirmed the industry would work with our partners to implement solutions so that out-of-pocket costs are not a barrier to people seeking testing and treatment of COVID-19. AHIP’s member plans are committed to delivering coverage of needed diagnostic testing, effective treatment to those infected, and education of our enrollees on approaches to stay healthy, especially for those most at risk.

During this pandemic, AHIP believes strongly in partnering with all stakeholders, including policymakers, employers, hospitals, and providers to serve our members and our communities. Our Board commits to offering solutions to federal and state policymakers to provide needed guidance and flexibility so that help can be accessed and delivered immediately. The following are state-focused recommendations we believe will enhance our ability to better serve our enrollees and the public at large.