​​​COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Vaccine coverage and reimbursement

March 10, 2021

​This article was revised on March 10, 2021.

Reimbursement rules for approved COVID-19 vaccines and their administration:

  • The vaccine will be distributed by the U.S. Government at no charge and will not be eligible for reimbursement by AmeriHealth.

  • AmeriHealth will cover the administration of approved COVID-19 vaccines as a preventive service with $0 cost-share (i.e., copayment, deductible, and coinsurance). We will reimburse the vaccine administration cost as a preventive service.


AmeriHealth is committed to providing our members with access to the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all AmeriHealth members and providers to visit our dedicated Ameri​Health New Jersey and AmeriHealth Pennsylvania COVID-19 webpages regularly for the latest news and updates. We will continue to evaluate member needs as the situation changes.

The procedure codes for the vaccine and administration can be found in the News Article posted on our Medical and Claim Payment Policy Portal.​

Learn more

Read the full series to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and administration requirements.