STRS Ohio Medical Plans Will Cover Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Diagnostic Testing at No Cost

If you are enrolled in an STRS Ohio medical plan and you need to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please know all medical plans offered by STRS Ohio will waive fees for diagnostic testing and the associated physician office or emergency room visit. This coverage matches the federal government’s determination that diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is an essential health benefit under the Affordable Care Act.

If an enrollee is diagnosed with COVID-19, all subsequent services would be covered under 2020 medical plan provisions and subject to normal copayments, deductibles and coinsurance. Please refer to your plan coverage documents for more information about what is covered by your plan or contact your plan administrator with specific coverage questions.

Additional information about COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website or your state’s health department website.

More news and information for STRS Ohio Health Care Program participants is available in the Health Care News section of the STRS Ohio website. Enrollees are encouraged to check it regularly.