FREE COVID-19 AT-HOME TEST KITS
The Biden-Harris Administration is requiring insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests, so people with a private health plan can get them for free starting January 15, 2022. This means that you can go online, to a pharmacy or store, buy a COVID-19 at-home test and get reimbursed for the cost by submitting a claim with your insurance provider. The COVID-19 diagnostic test must be authorized, cleared, or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Visit the FDA website for a list of authorized tests.
Insurance companies are required to reimburse you at a rate of up to $12 per individual test (or the cost of the test, if less than $12). Health plans must cover 8 individual at-home COVID-19 tests per person enrolled in the plan per month. That means a family of four can get 32 tests per month for free.
Test Kit Details
This test is for use at home with self-collected anterior nasal swab specimens from individuals within 7 days of symptom or without symptoms or other epidemiological reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection. This test is authorized for non-prescription home use with self-collected anterior nasal samples from individuals 14 years or older or adult collected anterior nasal samples from individuals age 2 years or older.
- Easy-to-use nasal swab test
- Requires just 1 test*
- Can be used to test children as young as 2 years old
- For use with and without COVID-19 symptoms
- Accurate results in 15 minutes
- No need to send off to a lab to obtain results
- Compact packaging for “On-The-Go” testing
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