AKRON, Ohio, March 16, 2020 –SummaCare announced today it is waiving co-pays and deductibles related to provider-ordered testing of COVID-19 for its Medicare Advantage, Individual and Commercial members.
This free testing will be available regardless of where the test is ordered and performed. Self-insured plans will determine how their coverage will apply. Based on current CDC recommendations, members should call their physician if they believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms that may need testing.
Symptom management for COVID-19 is subject to the same copays, co-insurance and/or deductibles that would apply to other tests and treatment (such as flu or other viral infection). No medication or vaccination currently exists for the treatment of COVID-19. For additional questions about coverage, members should call the number on the back of their ID card.
Additional information for members is available at summacare.com.
For the most up-to-date information and resources about the virus, please visit summahealth.org/coronavirus or call the Summa Health Coronavirus hotline at 234.867.6314, available 24/7.
SummaCare is a provider-owned regional health insurance company founded in 1993 in Akron, Ohio. SummaCare offers health insurance plans for employer groups and individuals. Its Medicare Advantage plans have been offered since 1996, and include medical and prescription drug (Part D) coverage and have an extensive network of more than 10,000 providers and 63 hospitals, including Summa Health. For more information, go to www.summacare.com.