Biden-Harris Administration Requires Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Test, Increasing Access to Free Tests - Bim Group

Biden-Harris Administration Requires Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Test, Increasing Access to Free Tests

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

“As part of its ongoing efforts across many channels to expand Americans’ access to free testing, 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 private health coverage can get them for free starting January 15th.  The new coverage requirement means that most consumers with private health coverage can go online or to a pharmacy or store, buy a test, and either get it paid for up front by their health plan, or get reimbursed for the cost by submitting a claim to their plan. This requirement incentivizes insurers to cover these costs up front and ensures individuals do not need an order from their health care provider to access these tests for free.” Learn More

 

Our team is in communications with the health insurance carriers to obtain additional, carrier-specific information on how obtaining coverage or reimbursement for at-home tests will be handled. More information is to follow as details become available.

 

How to get your At-Home Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Test for Free (FAQ from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

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