COVID Well-being News

Healthcare benefits to support employees during the pandemic

During this time of heightened health concerns and the need to take action to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus, the following information is a reminder of some of the benefits available to you as a WashU employee.

COVID-19 Testing Covered at 100%

COVID-19 screening testing is a covered health service with no patient cost-share for all of the WashU medical plan options (copays, coinsurance and/or deductibles are waived).  You may obtain a screening at no cost to you or your covered dependents when directed by your physician and if your symptoms meet the recommended screening criteria per the CDC for the COVID-19 virus.

Virtual Visits/Telehealth Coverage

Virtual Visits are a covered health service under the WashU medical plans through UnitedHealthcare at the same cost as an in-person office visit.  Access virtual visits online or by call the number on the back of your UnitedHealthcare Identification Card.
UnitedHealthcare Virtual Visits (PDF)

Prescription Drug Home Delivery

Home Delivery of your maintenance prescription medications is a covered service under all of the WashU medical plan options and available through Express Scripts at a reduced cost when compared to retail pharmacies.
Express Scripts Home Delivery (PDF)