Vaccine coverage. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, and slow spread of the virus. AmeriHealth New Jersey covers the cost of administering vaccines with no cost share (such as co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance) for members regardless of where the vaccine is given. For a vaccine distribution site near you, visit vaccines.gov.
Booster coverage. AmeriHealth New Jersey covers the cost of administering the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots for certain immunocompromised individuals (e.g., organ transplant recipients). AmeriHealth will also cover booster shots for the broader population once formal authorization from the FDA is received.
Wear a mask. Public officials and health experts are urging us to wear masks indoors or in large crowds, regardless of vaccination status. COVID-19 and its variants — like the Delta variant — mainly spreads from droplets released into the air when we cough, sneeze, or talk.
Practice social distancing. Limit close contact with anyone outside of your household. Even if you’re wearing a mask, it’s still recommended you stay at least six feet from others when in public, or about two arms’ length apart.
Wash your hands regularly. Viruses can spread from touching recently contaminated surfaces and then touching your face. Washing your hands is one of the most importance defenses against the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Keep hand sanitizer on you for when you don’t have access to soap and water.
Check your symptoms. If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, call your doctor. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more details on symptoms, including those for people who already received a COVID-19 vaccination.
Testing is covered.¹ AmeriHealth New Jersey covers the cost for diagnostic and antibody testing until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and public health emergency declared by the State of New Jersey. Learn more about the differences between diagnostic and antibody tests in this infographic.
Visit a doctor from anywhere.² All in-network telemedicine services are covered at no cost until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and public health emergency declared by the State of New Jersey.
MDLive.² You can also schedule a telemedicine appointment with a doctor 24/7 with MDLIVE¹ at no cost. MDLIVE doctors can assess your symptoms and help with next steps. Register or login at mdlive.amerihealthnj.com.
Treatment is covered². Member cost share is waived for in-network, acute in-patient treatment of COVID-19 through October 31, 2021². Cost sharing will be applied to post-acute care (e.g. skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term acute care facilities), outpatient treatment, prescription drugs, ambulance transportation to a post-acute setting, and out of network care.
Coverage for pulse oximeters. Pulse oximeters are small, portable devices that monitor oxygen levels in the blood and pulse rate. AmeriHealth New Jersey will cover the cost of consumer grade pulse oximeters through October 31, 2021 for members who have a COVID-19 diagnosis, are recovering from a COVID-19 hospitalization, or have respiratory symptoms while waiting for COVID-19 test results. Pulse oximeters must be prescribed by an in-network doctor and purchased through an in-network supplier.
Feeling stressed? Community health outbreaks may cause stress and anxiety You can get On To Better Health, our online program for conditions like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Our holistic wellness program, Embrace Well-being, also provides incentives and tools to help you get well and resources to help you stay well. Login to your account at amerihealthnj.com.
Virtual visits for mental health.² If you have mental health benefits through AmeriHealth New Jersey, you can talk to an in-network mental health counselor online or on the phone at no cost. Call the number on your ID card or visit amerihealthnj.com to find a provider.
AmeriHealth New Jersey is committed to providing its members with comprehensive information and resources on COVID-19. These videos from our Senior Medical Director, Dr. Frank Urbano discuss important health and wellness topics related to COVID-19.
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Are you a doctor or health system? Visit the COVID-19 Provider Hub.
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¹The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act mandate that member cost sharing (deductible, co-pays and coinsurance) is waived both in and out-of-network for the testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 through the public health emergency. When the public health emergency referenced by the FFCRA and CARES Act ends, the waiver of cost sharing for out-of-network COVID-19 testing and diagnosis will end. The waiver of cost sharing for in network testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 will continue until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and public health emergency declared by the State of New Jersey in response to COVID-19. For High Deductible Health Plans, in-network cost sharing waivers for inpatient COVID-19 treatment detailed above will remain in effect through the public health emergency unless prohibited by law.
²If you have coverage through your employer, benefits and coverages may vary. Please check with them about how these programs apply.