Health Plan Reimbursement for COVID-19 at-home tests
From: Human Resources
The federal government has announced health plan reimbursement for eligible at-home COVID-19 tests purchased January 15, 2022 or later. This mandate is in effect until the end of the federal Coronavirus Public Health Emergency.
Based on the guidelines provided by the federal government, each individual covered on your health plan can receive up to eight (8) at-home COVID-19 tests each month. If you purchase a test kit that includes two rapid tests, those will count as two of your eight (8) covered tests.
At-home diagnostic tests can be purchased over the counter, online, at a local pharmacy, or from a big-box store. Reimbursement guidelines are available at your individual health plan websites. See the links below for more information:
- COVA Care and COVA HDHP flyer
- COVA HealthAware flyer
- Kaiser Permanente HMO flyer
- Optima Health Vantage HMO information
In addition, visit COVIDtests.gov for information on free tests that may be available through government services. You can still use in-person diagnostic COVID-19 testing sites through your doctor’s office, a pharmacy or health clinic, or an urgent care center. Visit this COVID-19 test site finder to find a testing location close to you.
For additional questions, contact your health plan provider.