End of Public Health Emergency

End of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

The COVID PHE ended May 11, 2023. This will affect your BCBS HMO coverage in the following ways:

  • COVID vaccinations, testing, and treatment must be performed or referred by your Primary Care Physician
  • Our Primary Care Physician will assist you with determining medically necessary vaccinations, testing and treatment
  • Non-emergent and/or self-referred COVID services are NO LONGER in benefit
  • All copayment waivers have been eliminated
  • At home COVID tests are no longer reimbursable under your pharmacy benefits

If you have any questions regarding your coverage, please contact our Customer Service Department at (773) 868-2000.