Put together for COVID medical payments this yr

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Testing and vaccination for the coronavirus is free due to legal guidelines handed final yr. Therapy is not, nonetheless, and could also be about to get costlier. 

A worker readies syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Metairie, Louisiana. [AP File Photo/Gerald Herbert]

A brand new vaccine is in manufacturing, hundreds of thousands of doses are being administered every day and President Joe Biden says there can be sufficient vaccines for all U.S. adults by the top of Might. That is nice information. However there’s nonetheless a threat of getting COVID-19 and dealing with medical payments.

This is a primer to COVID-19 prices you could possibly face, what insurers pays for and how you can take care of medical payments. 

WHAT’S COVERED UNDER THE LAW

COVID-19 exams and vaccinations are free for everybody, beneath the Households First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act. 

— Personal insurers can’t invoice for vaccinations and usually aren’t purported to invoice for a COVID-19 take a look at. The identical holds true when you’re on Medicare or Medicaid. (There are some exceptions for testing, however vaccination is totally free.)

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