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Anthem: COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Covered At No Cost to Members

Dec 14, 2020

Anthem wants to keep their partners informed on the progress of COVID-19 vaccines that can help slow the spread of the disease.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that healthcare workers and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities be the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Each state will make decisions about vaccine distribution based on their own circumstances.


Anthem members will have no cost share for a COVID-19 vaccine

When the COVID-19 vaccine is FDA-authorized and publicly available, all Anthem members will be able to receive the vaccine at no cost from in-network or out-of-network healthcare professionals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) requires that fully insured and administrative services only (self-funded) groups cover the vaccine with no cost sharing. 

  • Individual and group health plans: Members will have no cost share when they receive a vaccine from in- and out-of-network healthcare professionals through the national public health emergency period.
  • Medicare health plans: Members will have no cost share for vaccines at both in- and out-of-network providers through December 31, 2021.


COVID-19 vaccines may not be widely available until mid-2021. To find the latest COVID-19 information, visit the CDC website.


Anthem is committed to supporting you with up-to-date information. For more information on COVID-19, including The Latest on COVID-19 Testing, visit


For questions, please contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.


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