Mental Health Services for Fully Insured New York Members including Essential Workers
This action is an addition to the proactive steps Empire has taken to support care providers and protect our members, associates and communities against COVID-19 including waiving cost sharing for testing treatment, expanded access to telehealth, and streamlined administrative work to ensure hospitals and providers can deliver care to more patients quickly and effectively.
The coverage is compliant with New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) Insurance Regulation 62 and applies to essential workers as well as all of Empire’s fully-insured employer, and Individual plans. For more information on the regulation, visit the DFS regulation available here.
Starting May 2, 2020, in-network outpatient providers are advised that they may not collect any deductible1, copayment, or coinsurance on outpatient mental health services for New York fully insured members.