Kreidler extends emergency order to health insurers expanding telehealth and other coverages

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From the Insurance Commissioners Office:

Kreidler extends emergency order to health insurers expanding telehealth and other coverages

May 22, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until June 21 and requires health insurers to:

  • Continue coverage of additional methods for providing telehealth, including telephone and video chat tools such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video chat, Google Hangout video, Skype and Go-to-Meeting.
  • Cover all medically necessary diagnostic testing for flu and certain other viral…

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