As of May 11, 2023, the federal government officially ended the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Vaccinations, testing and treatment will still be accessible. However, member coverage will revert to the standard benefits under our plan now that the public health emergency has ended.
The Compass Rose Health Plan's Coverage for COVID-19 Care
Changes to coverage depend on your plan enrollment. The details below apply to the high-option Compass Rose Health Plan. Visit retiree.uhc.com/CompassRose for Compass Rose Medicare Advantage coverage details.
Members will continue to receive:
- Unlimited free telehealth visits through a network primacy care provider and Doctor On Demand
- COVID-19 vaccines at no cost when using a network provider
- In-network, provider ordered COVID lab tests at no cost when using LabCorp or Quest
- COVID-19 treatment will be covered under the plan benefits as outlined in the FEHB Plan Brochure. Plan copayments will apply to pharmacy drugs and hospital stays
Care and coverage that’s changing:
- Members can order a 30-day supply of COVID tests (eight tests every 30 days) through their pharmacy benefit. Applicable pharmacy co-pay applies.
- The Plan will not cover fees for members as part of a surveillance test. COVID surveillance testing is developed by a State Public Health Department to randomly select and sample 1% of all individuals in a city on a rolling basis to determine local infection rates and trends.1
How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones
Even though the public health emergency has ended, it is important to remain diligent when you are feeling ill. Isolate at home, wash your hands and get tested if you think you have COVID-19. People who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines are less likely to experience severe symptoms and less likely to spread the disease.2
The Compass Rose Health Plan remains committed to providing you with the coverage you and your family need. For questions related to COVID-19 coverage, contact UMR at (888) 438-9135, 8 am to 8 pm EST, Monday to Friday.
Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information at cdc.gov/coronavirus.
1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/covid-19-test-uses-faqs-testing-sars-cov-2
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html