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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


Ask the Experts: Do I Really Need the Vaccine?

Millions of people are now vaccinated. But some are not, and others are even hesitant to get vaccinated. Younger people who fall between the ages of 18 and 34 might wonder, “What’s the point of getting vaccinated? Is it really necessary?”

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Ask the Experts: I've Received My Vaccine – Now What?

If you’re among the millions of people who have already received a COVID-19 vaccine, you may wonder what’s next, and how quickly things can go back to “normal.” We talked to Dr. Lorna Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Medical Affairs, to get the facts.

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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.

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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.

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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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