WSU’s Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB) insurance coverage will cover COVID-19 testing when your health care provider determines a test is medically necessary. This medical recommendation occurs when an individual is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to others who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. If you are concerned and wonder if you should be tested, please discuss with your health care provider. If you are experiencing trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or have bluish lips or face, please seek emergency medical attention immediately.

The state Insurance Commissioner is requiring insurance providers to waive co-pays and deductibles for COVID-19 testing; therefore, if you are medically recommended to get testing, there will be no cost to you. At this time, asymptomatic individuals will not have COVID-19 testing covered by their insurance. 

Additional information about COVID-19 testing can be found at:

In the event you test positive for COVID-19, treatment will be subject to normal deductibles and co-payments/co-insurance of your insurance plan. Contact your insurance plan for details or read about your coverage in your plan’s Certificate of Coverage. Questions about coverage can be directed to the insurance plan directly. 

Following is some information the insurance plans have posted on the topic:

Additional COVID-19 information can be found on the COVID-19 Employee Information and WSU COVID-19 Updates websites.