Release from Kansas Insurance Department.
Topeka – The Kansas Insurance Department has been in communication with all major medical
insurance carriers offering fully insured health plans in Kansas regarding the Novel Coronavirus
As of today, The Department can confirm that all major medical insurance carriers for fully
insured plans are committed to waiving the cost sharing for Novel Coronavirus testing.
“I would like to commend the carriers in Kansas for taking this critical step,” Commissioner Vicki
Schmidt said. “While there are number of moving parts in response to the coronavirus, I am pleased the
carriers in Kansas took this approach to alleviate at least one of the many concerns on the minds of
While other states mandated the waiving of the cost sharing action, major medical health insurance
carriers in Kansas voluntarily took a proactive step to protect Kansans by ensuring the cost of the test was
For those Kansans who are insured through an employer-based, self-funded plan, it is advised
they consult with their Human Resource department.
For any Kansan who experiences difficulties with their insurance carrier, they are encouraged to contact
the consumer assistance division of The Kansas Insurance Department through our website at
insurance.kansas.gov or by calling 1-800-432-2484.