Enhanced Medical Coverage for COVID-19

COVID-19 test, the office visit, and telehealth services are available at no cost to employees

The University has taken further steps to help employees worried about symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 find greater peace of mind with easier access to screening, testing, telehealth services, and behavioral health support.

The University has provided concierge testing through Better Med and at-home testing through Pixel for all faculty and staff. Learn more about testing here.

Learn more at the Cigna Coronavirus Resource Center or download the quick Guide to Cigna COVID-19 Resources.

Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

Your Cigna plan covers FDA-authorized over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits.

Over-the-counter (OTC) test kits are a quick and easy way to test for COVID-19.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized many rapid antigen tests, also known as “over-the-counter COVID tests,” for use. These tests provide results in minutes and can protect you and others by lowering the chances of spreading COVID-19.

  • Your Cigna plan covers all FDA-authorized over-the- counter COVID-19 test kits.
  • You can get an authorized test kit at any pharmacy (in- or out-of-network), retail store, or online retailer that has it available.
  • You don’t need a prescription from your doctor.
  • Your plan covers up to eight tests a month (typically four test kit packages) for each covered family member.

Your Cigna plan will reimburse you for the cost of the test kit.

If you buy a FDA-authorized over-the-counter COVID-19 test kit(s) on or after January 15, 2022, you can ask your plan to pay you back the amount you spent out-of-pocket. Simply go to Cigna.com or log in to myCigna.com to get started. You’ll need to complete a claims form and provide your receipt. You can use the instructions on the form or on your Cigna ID card to send in your claim.

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others against COVID-19.

All currently approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and lower your risk of severe illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages five years and older get the COVID-19 vaccine and everyone ages 16 years and older get booster shots (when eligible).

Learn more here.

Expanded Virtual Care Coverage

Cigna customers can receive virtual medical care not related to COVID-19 by physicians and certain providers with virtual care capabilities until a final date has been determined. Out-of-pocket costs may apply.

For plan members with chronic health conditions worried about access to medications, you can already obtain 90-day supplies with free delivery directly to your home, and have access to Cigna pharmacists 24/7 through Express Scripts Pharmacy.

Cigna 24-Hour Helpline

During times like these, many of us are experiencing feelings that can become overwhelming. Cigna is providing resources free of charge to help manage high stress and anxiety. They have opened a 24-hour toll-free help line (1-866-912-1687) to connect people directly with qualified clinicians who can provide support and guidance. More information can be found on www.Cigna.com.

As always, for questions about benefits and coverage, visit mycigna.com or call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance card for one-on-one direct access to assistance any time, day or night.

FAQs

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  • What is Cigna doing to assist plan members?
    • Cigna will waive out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing-related visits with in-network providers, whether at a doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, emergency room, or by virtual care options such as talking with a doctor or clinician 24/7 by phone, tablet, or computer.
    • Cigna members with immunosuppression and chronic conditions that are experiencing transportation challenges can be treated virtually 24/7 by phone, tablet, or computer by in-network physicians that have virtual care capabilities.
    • Customers can use Express Scripts Pharmacy for free home delivery of up to a 90-day supply of their prescription maintenance medications.

    Visit the Cigna Coronavirus Resource Center.

  • Do Cigna plans cover COVID-19 testing, office visit, or virtual care services?

    Cigna members who visit an in-network doctor, whether at an office, urgent care clinic, or hospital setting or those accessing virtual care services for a COVID-19 test-related screening will be covered at no cost to the member through May 31, 2022. Cigna also eliminated patient out-of-pocket costs for the testing. For questions about benefits and coverage, visit mycigna.com or call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance card for one-on-one direct access to assistance any time day or night.

  • How can I access telehealth services?

    Cigna covers COVID-19 test-related screenings with telehealth services at no cost to the you for screening of COVID-19 symptoms. To access telehealth options online, visit mycigna.com and select the “Connect Now” button on the home page to talk with a doctor or nurse any time day or night. Due to an increase in calls on COVID-19, our telehealth service partners are experiencing higher than normal wait times for their consultations over the phone and video.

  • Can I obtain an early refill of my medications?

    Present conditions do not call for Cigna to enact early refills, but they are monitoring the situation closely and will update their information and policy if or when the situation changes. They are committed to taking appropriate actions to ensure customers have the medication they need.

    Customers with chronic conditions can obtain 90-day supplies with free delivery directly to their home, and have access to Cigna’s pharmacists 24/7 through Express Scripts Pharmacy. Customers concerned about COVID-19 can contact Cigna and ask to speak with a patient consultation pharmacist.

  • What can I do if I need to talk with someone about how I’m feeling?

    Cigna is providing resources free of charge for plan members through a 24-hour toll-free help line (1-866-912-1687) to connect people directly with qualified clinicians who can provide support and guidance during times of high stress and anxiety.