Coronavirus (Covid 19) and telemedicine: Will my insurance still cover my appointments?

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Coronavirus (Covid 19) and telemedicine: Will my insurance still cover my appointments?

Many of the country’s insurers are bringing back patient fees for telemedicine visits after waiving them for several months because of the coronavirus crisis. But how much you’ll have to pay and when you’ll have to pay it depends on which plan you have. Throughout the pandemic, insurance companies have varied widely on what they […]

Cost sharing increasing rapidly: Peterson-Kaiser tracker

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: “Rising cost-sharing for people with health insurance has drawn a good deal of public attention in recent years,” Gary Claxton, Larry Levitt and Michelle Long wrote in the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker.  “For example, the average deductible for people with employer-provided health coverage rose from $303 to $1,077 between 2006 and 2015. While we […]