If you have questions about your benefits, call the number on your health plan ID card or sign in to the online member center.
Using our online symptom checker, you can assess your risk level for COVID-19 and get treatment options. You can also call our 24/7 advice nurse at 1-800-288-2264, TTY: 711.
Looking for a testing center? Talk to your primary care provider or other health care professional if you think you need COVID-19 testing. Use our testing locator to find a diagnostic testing center near you. Diagnostic tests can help you understand if you might currently have COVID-19.
As we continue to look at ways to support our members, we are posting updates to our COVID-19 response here. Please check this page often. Many of the below are time-limited, temporary benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medically-appropriate COVID-19 tests have $0 cost-share during the national public health emergency period, currently scheduled to end October 17, 2021. Medically-appropriate COVID-19 tests must be FDA-authorized or approved, and be ordered or reviewed by a health care professional to either 1) diagnose if the virus is present in a person due to symptoms or potential exposure, or 2) help in the treatment of the virus for a person. This coverage applies to in-network and out-of-network tests for Individual and Employer-sponsored health plans.
Benefits for other tests or services received at the time of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 test will be reviewed in accordance with the member’s health plan.
Sierra Health and life health plans generally do not cover COVID-19 surveillance testing, which is testing used for public health or social purposes such as employment (return to workplace), education, travel, or entertainment. And like other over-the-counter health products, COVID-19 tests purchased over-the-counter – without a prescription or doctor’s involvement through a clinical lab – are generally not covered by your benefits plan. You will be responsible for any cost, and may use your health savings account (HSA). If your doctor or other health care professional provides a prescription or order for the over-the-counter COVID-19 test as part of clinical care, you may submit a claim for reimbursement with both the prescription and detailed receipt to Sierra Health and Life.
If you think you might have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to the virus, talk to your network health care provider. If you have questions about your benefits plan, call the number on your health plan ID card.
A summary of coverage for FDA-authorized monoclonal antibody treatment is below.
Sierra Health and Life Individual and Employer-sponsored plans:
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest information on COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and others.
The information is a summary and is subject to change.
State variations and regulations may apply during this time. Benefits will be otherwise reviewed in accordance with your health plan.