MN health plans to waive COVID-19-related expenses during pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health plans agree to waive Covid-19 related expenses until May 31st.

Those with commercial insurance, including individuals, small businesses and some large businesses will have no cost-sharing charges for Coronavirus testing or in network hospitalization.

Health plans that have committed to waiving Covid-19 costs are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred One and UCare.

“You’re not going to have to choose between rent and food around this. So, I’m grateful to the health plans for working with us,” Gov. Tim Walz said.

Health Commissioner Jan Malcom says she pans on releasing the names of congregate living facilities that have Coronavirus cases on Friday. 11 of the 18 deaths and 71 cases have come from those facilities.

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