Health insurance companies have been hit by a wave of COVID infections in the US that have resulted in a surge in COVID deaths.
Here’s a look at the biggest winners and losers in the market.1.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan2.
United Health Care5.
Blue Shield Health Alliance9.
AllstateHealth insurers have faced huge pressure to cover the COVID pandemic, which has already caused thousands of hospitalizations and death.
Now they’re being asked to do the same for people who are already sick and are in critical condition.
Some insurers have said they will only cover COVID patients who have received medical treatment or are on active insurance policies.
The rules will make it easier for insurers to provide coverage to those who are not eligible for it, such as the elderly and people with chronic health conditions.
But not everyone is happy.
Blue Cross Blue Cross is among the big winners, as it’s already faced a surge of COVIS-19 infections and is expected to see an additional 20,000 to 30,000 COVID cases in the coming weeks.
BlueCross said in a statement on Tuesday that it has been providing COVID coverage to some 2.5 million customers, including 5,000 new COVIS patients in Michigan and Illinois.
The company is also rolling out COVID testing to about 2 million people in the state of Michigan.
The other big winner is UnitedHealth, which is now seeing an uptick in COVIS infections.
In Michigan, UnitedHealth is now able to help its customers who have contracted COVIDs in other states by providing health insurance coverage for them.
UnitedHealth said that in Michigan, about 300,000 of its customers have been covered by UnitedHealth plan since the COVIS pandemic started, and it is currently enrolling about 5,700 people in its COVID COVID Program.
The company is not saying when those customers will be able to get their insurance.
United and BlueCross are the only two big insurers that offer COVID plan coverage to patients.
They also have a big influence on who gets COVID treatment in Michigan.
Many hospitals have stopped taking COVID tests.
The Trump administration has repeatedly said that it will not expand COVID insurance plans to include COVID sufferers.
But as of late Tuesday, the administration had not yet indicated if it plans to do so.