Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201)
Recently, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201) was passed containing important employee information related to COVID-19.
Medical Coverage for COVID-19 Testing
Retroactive to January 1, 2020, all self-insured medical plans, including Wright State University, will cover at 100% testing for COVID-19. This means that for all Wright State employees participating in our medical plans:
- Testing in medical offices, emergency rooms, and urgent care facilities is all covered
- No deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance apply for visit
- No prior authorization or medical management is needed
- Telehealth visits for testing are included
Please note that this does not apply for COVID-19 treatment presently so all normal co-pays and deductibles will apply should you need treatment.
In addition to covering telehealth visits for COVID-19, the university is expanding “free” telehealth coverage March 18 through June 14, 2020.
This means that your co-pay of $20 for PPO plan members and $59 for HDHP plan members are waived during this time. Encouraging utilization of Live Health Online supports Governor DeWine’s stay at home order and allows individuals to see a physician from their own home if needed.
Employees are encouraged to preregister for Live Health Online so that if and when a visit is needed, you do not have to be concerned with registration.
Emergency Paid Sick Leave
The federal regulations for COVID-19 emergency sick leave expired December 31, 2020, and are not being extended.
If you have questions, please contact HR-Benefits@wright.edu.