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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Our Members Come First

The safety and wellbeing of our members and our 3,500+ local employees are at the center of everything we do. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to do to support our members, our communities and each other during this pandemic. We’re continuing to monitor COVID-19 and vaccine developments and will keep you updated on what you need to know.

Eligibility criteria, vaccines and vaccine availability continues to evolve rapidly. Make sure to re-check your eligibility and look for available appointments.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQYour Benefits and Coverage
Your Benefits and Coverage
  • Under state and federal mandate, the COVID-19 vaccines will be provided at no cost to our members during the Public Health Emergency. The vaccine itself will be paid for by the federal government and the administration of the vaccine will be covered by health insurance.*
  • No cost* to members for COVID-19 testing including antibody testing, when ordered by your doctor
  • No cost* to members for medically necessary office, urgent care, or ER visits related to COVID-19
  • No cost* to members for telehealth services

*For self-insured group plan members, please consult with your employer’s human resources or health benefits representative for COVID-19-related benefits

COVID-19 Benefit Highlights

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Ask the Experts: COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are a hot topic and on the minds of many. Is a vaccine that was created so quickly actually safe? Mona Chitre, PharmD, our Chief Pharmacy Officer, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine FAQ and ResourcesWatch: COVID-19 Strains and Herd Immunity
Ask the Experts: COVID-19 Strains and Herd Immunity

New variants of the COVID-19 virus have emerged. Are these new strains more contagious? Dr. Lisa Harris, Vice President of Medical Affairs, answers questions about the COVID-19 strains and the importance of vaccines for herd immunity.

Vaccine FAQ and ResourcesWatch: COVID-19 Vaccines
HELPING TO VACCINATE
MILLIONS OF SENIORS
Protecting the Vulnerable and Promoting Equity

Everyone deserves access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines.

We are working with federal, state, and local leaders to help those in our communities get vaccinated as quickly as possible and help remove barriers to vaccinations for seniors in vulnerable communities, such as African American and Hispanic communities.

We pledge our support to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations, and educate our staff and local communities on ways to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Learn more about how businesses nationwide can support the US Chamber of Commerce, Rally for Recovery Commitment
Mental and Emotional Support

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. We're here to support you when you need it most.

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*Members of a select number of “grandfathered” employer groups may need to pay a cost share for the administration of the vaccine. If you are enrolled in a grandfathered group, please consult with your employer’s human resources or health benefits representative for COVID-19 vaccine-related benefits.

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