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Telehealth may be changing in the future

Posted at 12:40 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 16:47:49-04

Telehealth has been a lifeline for people who aren't able or don't feel comfortable going into the doctor's office.

But you may have to start paying more for some of those virtual visits.

Anthem and United Health Care are two insurance providers that are ending their cost-sharing waivers for some plans and visits.


That means having a co-pay that you may not have had before.

Anthem's change applies to telehealth for commercial fully-insured employer plans and individual plans for visits not related to COVID-19.

With United Health Care, the change applies to non-coronavirus telehealth care.

Both companies say they're making the change with more doctor's offices reopening for in-person care.