Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

OID continues to follow the guidelines from CDC and work with other state agencies and the insurance industry to protect the health and safety of Oklahomans.

Consumer Information

Covid-19 diagnostic testing requires all issuers under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to cover the test without cost-sharing requirements, prior authorizations or other medical management requirements. FFCRA prohibits plans and issuers from imposing medical management, including medical screening criteria, on coverage of COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Individuals are encouraged to contact their primary care provider to determine where to receive a COVID-19 diagnostic test. Testing of asymptomatic individuals is included under the FFCRA guidelines.

If there are questions about how your insurance company covers COVID-19 tests, please contact them.

Business and Industry Information

Closely monitor guidance from CDC and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Review and adjust your policies and procedures as needed to ensure consistency with their guidance. Provide clear and detailed communications on where to seek medical care and the availability of options such as telehealth medical advice and nurse lines that can provide quick access to a medical professional who can alleviate the need for a hospital visit.