BATON ROUGE – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana said members of both individual and employer health plans will be able to get a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved COVID-19 vaccine for $0 out of pocket. The federal government prepaid for COVID-19 vaccines through 2021 in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Blue Cross will cover the vaccine’s administration without any member cost-share (deductible, copay or coinsurance) on most health plans. Members of Medicare and Medicaid plans will also be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.
Members who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines should ask their healthcare providers or pharmacists for guidance, or visit the websites for the Louisiana Department of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or FDA to learn more about the vaccines.