On January 11, 2023, the Public Health Emergency (PHE) was extended once again and is now effective through April 11, 2023.
With the PHE still effective, group health plans must continue to provide coverage related to the testing (including certain over-the-counter tests) and diagnosis of COVID-19 without cost-sharing requirements. Similarly, coverage for the COVID-19 vaccine must be provided (by non-grandfathered group health plans) without cost sharing for both in- and out-of-network providers.
Back in November, a Biden Administration officially indicated that the PHE would likely be extended at least once more into the spring of 2023. The 60-day notice to end the PHE would have been due by this past November 11th and did not take place.
Note: Some states have recently implemented or have removed mandates related to the COVID-19 Emergency. Please refer to your state’s websites to determine if there are requirements. The notice was posted on the Department of Health and Human Services website on January 11, 2023.
Click here to review the notice.