Healthcare Finance News January 23, 2022
Susan Morse

Most people with a health plan can go online or to a pharmacy to purchase an at-home COVID-19 test at no cost.

Following recent guidance from the Biden Administration, health insurers in the commercial market are covering the costs of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. 

Under the new guidance, private insurers must cover up to eight Food and Drug Administration-authorized rapid tests per member per month. This averages out to be about two rapid tests per week for those eligible, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

As of January 15, most people with a health plan can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at...

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