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Blue Cross offering 'no-cost' telehealth for certain members

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:17:17-04

DETROIT, Mich. — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is providing "no-cost" telehealth medical services for some of its members in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The move is an "important step to reduce the strain on health care" during the pandemic, according to the insurer this morning.

Blue Cross will cover members with an existing telehealth benefit through at least April 30.

Members can consult with a doctor from home using their computer, smartphone, tablet or telephone.

“We don’t want the co-pay to get in the way of our members being able to consult with doctors from their homes,” said Daniel Loepp, president and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

“No-cost use of telehealth by our eligible members will help get their questions answered. It also will help those on the front lines – doctors, nurses and health care workers – address the most serious cases of coronavirus coming to our hospitals and physician offices.”