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COVID-19 and Private Health Insurance Coverage: Frequently Asked Questions [Updated August 24, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "The United States is reporting some of the highest numbers of cases and deaths from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic globally, and the virus is affecting communities nationwide. As private health insurance is the predominant source of health coverage in the United States, there is considerable congressional interest in understanding private health insurance coverage of health benefits related to COVID-19. This report addresses frequently asked questions about private health insurance covered benefits and consumer cost sharing related to COVID-19 testing, treatment, and a potential vaccine. It explains relevant legislation enacted in 2020, references existing federal requirements, discusses recent administrative guidance, and notes state and private-sector actions."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46359
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2020-08-24
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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