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Trump: 2 Health Insurers Waiving COVID-19 Treatment Payments

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A sign for the Cigna health insurance company (Julia Rendleman/Getty Images for Eventive Marketing)

Sunday, 29 March 2020 06:57 PM

President Donald Trump says two health insurers are waiving patient payments for coronavirus treatment.

Both Cigna and Humana won’t require many of their customers to make copayments or other forms of cost sharing for COVID-19 care. Health care providers would be reimbursed at the insurers’ in-network rates or Medicare rates.

Cigna said the waived payments would begin Monday and continue through May 31.

The moves could save those patients thousands of dollars, depending on their coverage and how much health care they’ve used so far this year, for treatment for the coronavirus. They come after Aetna last week announced payment waivers for patients for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus.

Many insurers have previously waived patient costs for testing or doctor visits and telemedicine to encourage people with coronavirus symptoms to get help.

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President Donald Trump says two health insurers are waiving patient payments for coronavirus treatment. Both Cigna and Humana won't require many of their customers to make copayments or other forms of cost sharing for COVID-19 care.
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