What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2, belonging to a family of Corona viruses.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of coronavirus range from mild to severe. Most symptoms occur 2 to 14 days after the exposure. Some of the common symptoms include fever, chills, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea, etc.

I may have symptoms. What do I do?

If you have been exposed or begin showing any of the above symptoms indicating a viral infection, contact your healthcare provider or health department immediately.

Protect yourself and your community.

We all have a role to play in protecting our communities and families from the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus. You can also follow these tips to prevent infection:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizing rub (must contain at least 60 percent alcohol).
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze by coughing/sneezing into your elbow.
  • Promptly dispose of tissues in a wastebasket after use.
  • Clean public surfaces thoroughly.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Get a flu vaccine.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Public Health Emergency declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic will end on May 11, 2023. As a result, Ultimate Health Plans has updated the COVID-19 Benefit Flexibilities in accordance with CMS guidance.

  • COVID-related testing and treatment will be eligible for copays or coinsurance based on your plan coverage.
  • Prior authorization requirements will be needed for COVID-related services based on your plan coverage.
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