A bill that aims to eliminate barriers to COVID-19 screening, testing, and immunization is now law in Maine.

The legislation, which became law without the governor’s signature on Wednesday, requires state-regulated insurers to cover COVID-19 screening, testing, and immunization at no cost to patients.

The goal is to ensure Mainers can get tested and vaccinated at no cost. If an uninsured person gets tested at a clinic with no state contract, then the person is provided with a MaineCare form to be reimbursed.

The law takes effect immediately.

Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.