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Understanding the new No Surprises Act

GEHA | February 15, 2022

New federal legislation for 2022 aids consumers

To be more transparent before consumers receive medical care, the federal government initiated the No Surprises Act on January 1, 2022. This legislation was put in place to reduce “surprise” bills from medical providers and to give consumers clearer idea of medical charges before obtaining services.

GEHA members will notice that their 2022 GEHA ID card has more information on it. We have added deductible, out-of-pocket max and copays to the 2022 ID cards. This information was added in response to the No Surprises Act.

If you are a Medicare primary member, you will not have new charges for deductibles, copays or out-of-pocket max. Your Medicare benefit will remain the same for the 2022 plan year. GEHA included this new information on all ID cards to comply with the No Surprises Act.

Please remember to check your plan benefits before scheduling and receiving medical services. GEHA members can locate in-network providers using our Find Care tool.

If you have questions regarding coverage of services or about claims, please contact GEHA Customer Care at 800.821.6136.

This is a brief description of the features of Government Employees Health Association, Inc.'s medical plans. Before making a final decision, please read the GEHA Federal brochures which are available at Brochure. All benefits are subject to the definitions, limitations and exclusions set forth in the Federal brochures.