Montana insurers waive costs for coronavirus testing

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By: Katheryn Houghton 

When it comes to coronavirus testing, Montanan’s four major health insurance companies are waiving some costs for things like copays and deductibles.

The health insurance companies made the announcement in a joint news release with the state’s insurance commissioner Tuesday morning.

Montana has no confirmed cases of the new strain of coronavirus called COVID-19. As of Tuesday morning, 15 people in the state had been tested and cleared for the novel coronavirus.

In the release, Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale said the companies are cutting customers’ costs for testing voluntarily as the state prepares for the virus.

“Montanans are coming together to respond to the coronavirus outbreak and help keep the Last Best Place healthy and safe,” Rosendale said.

The announcement includes Montana Health Co-Op, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, PacificSource Health Plans and Allegiance. Each company has its own plan to handle coronavirus testing…

According to the release, Montanans should follow the guidance of medical professionals and discuss their specific insurance policy with their insurer if they need to get tested for coronavirus because every insurance plan is different.

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