Sanford Health Plan covers full treatment cost for COVID-19

Shawn Neisteadt
Sanford Health Media Relations
605-366-2432 /

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 3, 2020 — The Sanford Health Plan announced today it is waiving all out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment through May 31, 2020.

This means the health plan will cover all costs for testing and treatment for its members, including outpatient care and inpatient hospital stays. This includes all fully insured group and individual plans across the plan’s footprint in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

Out-of-pocket costs include medical co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance charges related to treatment for COVID-19.

“This is about providing peace of mind to our members,” said John Snyder, president of the Sanford Health Plan. “This is an uncertain time for many families and we’re doing our part to stand with them as we all navigate this pandemic.”

Sanford Health Plan has already implemented the following steps to meet the crucial needs of its members:

About Sanford Health Plan

Uniquely positioned in the upper Midwest, Sanford Health Plan is a provider-owned health plan that is part of Sanford Health’s integrated system of care. As one of the largest non-profit, rural health systems in the country, we lead the region in affordable, sustainable health coverage in an evolving health care landscape.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.

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