To comply with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, COVID-19-related vaccines, treatment, and testing services are provided without cost-sharing, including copayments, for Community First Health Plans CHIP Members.

This policy was established as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and will end on the last day of the first calendar quarter that begins one year after the last day of the Public Health Emergency period.

Community First must cover services for COVID-19, including:

  • vaccines,
  • testing,
  • treatment of COVID-19, including preventative therapies and treatment of post-COVID conditions (long-haul COVID-19) and,
  • during the period when a beneficiary is diagnosed with or is presumed to have COVID- 19, treatment of health conditions that may seriously complicate the treatment of COVID- 19.
    • Examples of these health conditions include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases, diabetes, cancer, obesity, Down Syndrome, and being a recipient of a transplant or immunosuppressive therapy.

Community First and Community First CHIP Providers are prohibited from requiring any payment (including copayments) or treatment limitations to the COVID-19 services listed above.

If you have questions about your health plan benefits or covered services, please call Member Services at 1-800-434-2347 or log in to your Member Portal.

Beginning September 1, 2024 Community First Health Plans, Inc. will be adding STAR+PLUS to its line of health care products.

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