Statement of Safety Net Health Plans on COVID-Related Coverage

The undersigned 54 community-based Safety Net Health Plans are working tirelessly in their communities to address the COVID-19 pandemic 

Collectively, these plans provide coverage to more than 16 million Americans with low incomes through Medicaid and Medicare D-SNPs. They share a commitment to improving the health and well-being of people with low incomes or significant health needs. 

These Safety Net Health Plans have committed to do the following for their Medicaid and Medicare D-SNP members:

  • Waive all deductibles, co-insurance, and co-payment for diagnosis and medically-necessary acute treatment of COVID-19 consistent with CDC guidance to the extent allowed under federal and state law. 
  • Waive prior authorization requirements for diagnostic tests and medically-necessary acute covered services, consistent with CDC guidance, related to COVID-19. 
  • Waive early medication refill limits on prescriptions. 
  • Protect health care providers and patients by supporting efforts to move provider visits to a telehealth setting to the maximum extent allowable by medical guidelines and state and federal regulations. 

 And our Medicaid and Medicare D-SNP plans are pleased to join the health care community at large in complying with COVID-19 laws and rules to :

  • Cover coronavirus testing for all enrollees. 
  • Waive all co-payments, deductibles and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing.  
  • Cover treatment for COVID-19 related illnesses. 


Alameda Alliance for Health 
Alliance Health 
AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies (12 plans) 
Banner University Health Plans 
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan 
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare 
CenCal Health 
Central California Alliance for Health 
Children’s Community Health Plan 
Commonwealth Care Alliance 
Community Care Plan 
Community First Health Plan 
Community Health Choice 
Community Health Group 
Community Health Network of Connecticut 
Community Health Plan of Washington 
Cook Children’s Health Plan 
Driscoll Health Plan 
El Paso First Health Plans 
Elderplan | HomeFirst 
Gold Coast Health Plan 
Health Plan of San Joaquin  
Health Plan of San Mateo 
Health Services for Children With Special Needs, Inc. 
Inland Empire Health Plan 
Kern Family Health Care 
L.A. Care Health Plan 
My Choice Family Care 
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island 
Parkland Community Health Plan 
Partnership HealthPlan Of California 
Priority Partners 
San Francisco Health Plan 
Santa Clara Family Health Plan 
Texas Children’s Health Plan 
Trillium Health Resources 
UPMC for You  
Virginia Premier