To address the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic, many states are stepping up to ensure that gaps in private health insurance do not create barriers to consumers receiving necessary testing and treatment. Federal guidance on COVID-19 response is evolving: currently, federal law requires health insurers, including employer plans, to waive cost-sharing for the services associated with receiving a COVID-19 test or preventive service, such as a vaccine. This map summarizes the actions of states that are requiring or recommending insurers to expand their coverage of key services beyond the minimum federal standard or existing state standard.
Hover over each state for more information. Use the drop-down menu to select different state actions. Zoom in on Washington D.C. to view its data.