Montana insurers waiving some customer costs for coronavirus testing

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By: Jonathon Ambarian 

Montana’s insurance commissioner has announced four major health insurance companies in the state are waiving some their customers’ costs to get tested for the new coronavirus.

State Auditor Matt Rosendale’s office said Tuesday that the Montana Health Co-Op, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, PacificSource and Allegiance are all taking steps to reduce out-of-pocket costs for the testing…

In a statement, Rosendale thanked the four companies for taking voluntary action before any known cases of the coronavirus reach Montana.

“Montanans are coming together to respond to the coronavirus outbreak and help keep the Last Best Place healthy and safe,” he said. “I’m happy to see the four major health insurers in Montana are all taking these actions voluntarily without a government mandate. In Montana, we roll up our sleeves and help our neighbors when the going gets tough.”

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