NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Insurance companies required to cover at-home tests starting Saturday

Insurance companies will be required to pay for the cost of at-home testing starting Saturday
Posted at 1:20 PM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 14:27:27-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you are worried about home testing right now for the coronavirus, your health plan must over the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests starting Saturday.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced people don't need to visit their doctor first or get a prescription to get those free tests.

Insurance companies must pay for up to eight tests per covered individual per month.

And there will be no limit if a doctor orders or conducts a test after an office visit.

Home tests bought before Saturday don't qualify for reimbursement.