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Blue Cross covers some 6 million federal employees, retirees and eligible family members in the FEHB.

The largest FEHB carrier, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, has loosened several policies, for those diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory condition caused by the Coronavirus including waiving:

* prior authorization requirements for diagnostic tests and for covered services that are “medically necessary and consistent with CDC guidance”;

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* any copays or deductibles for diagnostic tests or treatment under that same standard;

* early medication refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications and cost sharing for prescriptions for up to a 14-day supply; and

* copays for telehealth services related to COVID-19.

Blue Cross covers some 6 million federal employees, retirees and eligible family members in the FEHB.

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2020 Federal Employees Handbook