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BCBSND waives out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing and treatment

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BCBSND offers enhanced support for members in need of testing or treatment for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. – In an ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) continues to expand its support by waiving out-of-pocket costs for members needing inpatient or outpatient treatment for COVID-19.

Effective through May 31, the announcement applies to BCBSND members on fully insured group and individual plans. BCBSND is also working with its self-funded employers to assist them in meeting the needs of their employees during the pandemic.

“As the largest nonprofit provider of health insurance in our state with an 80 year history of helping our customers navigate their health care needs, we felt it was important to do what we can to remove some level of financial uncertainty in the midst of this unprecedented crisis,” shared Dan Conrad, BCBSND President & CEO. “We’re a part of this community and we want to help our members get the care they need.”

Out-of-pocket costs include incremental medical co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance charges related to treatment for COVID-19 and will be paid at in-network rates. Treatment may include in-patient hospital admissions and outpatient treatment for the virus.

Announced previously, BCBSND is also waiving out-of-pocket costs for the testing of COVID-19.

For more information about BCBSND’s expanded coverage, visit www.bcbsnd.com/covid-19.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
BCBSND (www.BCBSND.com) was founded in 1940 with the mission to provide members with affordable access to health care across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), BCBSND is committed to transforming care and health across the state to improve outcomes, lower cost trends and make it easier to shop, buy and use health care coverage. Members have access to unmatched local service and to a comprehensive network of health care providers across the state, the nation and in 200 countries.