The federal government has authorized the use of three vaccines to protect Americans against the novel coronavirus. The CDC, as well as state, local and territorial public health agencies across the country recommend COVID-19 vaccination for everyone age 12 and older. We urge all members to strongly consider getting vaccinated when it’s available to them. There’s helpful information about the phased distribution plan available on cdc.gov.
FAQ sheets and other useful information about each vaccine can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines.
Health Alliance members and members of self-funded group health plans administered by Health Alliance will be able to receive the vaccine with no out-of-pocket costs when the vaccine is available to them.
Individuals 12 and older can receive a vaccine through a public mass vaccination site, a local pharmacy or a healthcare provider. Contact your local Public Health agency for more information regarding vaccine availability in your area. Please remember to bring your insurance ID card or the Hally® app (on your mobile device) when you go in to receive the vaccine.
As of this time, the federal government is covering the cost of the vaccine. It’s a $0* cost to you.
* Providers may charge a fee for the administration of the vaccine, and the cost of this administration fee will be covered without applying copays, coinsurance or deductibles for most Health Alliance plans and self-insured plans administered by Health Alliance. Cost-sharing may apply for members covered under short-term, limited-duration plans or certain grandfathered group health plans. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your member ID card.