COVID-19 At Home Test Kit Coverage
In response to new state and federal guidelines, the ESHCA, Inc. Health Benefits will cover at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost for many members and dependents.
Did you know?
All Americans are also able to order free at-home COVID-19 tests through the federal government website, covidtests.gov (4 tests).
How it will work:
1) Point of sale no-cost tests: It is recommended that individuals purchase at home tests at an MVP participating pharmacy, using their member ID card (covered in full).
2) Reimbursement: If a test is purchased at a non-participating MVP pharmacy, retail store or on-line, reimbursement of up to $12 per FDA approved test will be allowed. In this case, members will be able to submit a Claim Reimbursement Request directly to MVP. Members should save the receipts and the box the test came in.
Note: as stated, reimbursement in non-participating pharmacy, retail or on-line, is limited to $12 per FDA approved test, the remaining balance would be an “out-of-pocket” expense to the member.
Who is eligible?
Members are eligible for no-cost tests or reimbursement. Members and dependents can acquire up to eight tests each at no cost per 30-day period if the tests were purchased on or after Jan. 15, 2022. When purchasing tests for dependents you will need to use their MVP ID number.
Please note: If multiple tests are included in one kit, each test in the kit counts once toward the total of tests allowed.
Which at-home tests are eligible?
Please note the following regarding coverage for COVID at-home tests at no cost or for reimbursement:
Tests must be authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and not require a lab for processing
Where else can I get free at-home tests?
All Americans are able to order free at-home COVID-19 tests through the federal government website, covidtests.gov.
Check with your county health departments. Many health departments periodically offer free tests.
The federal government is also providing up to 50 million free, at-home tests to community health centers and Medicare-certified health clinics for distribution at no cost to patients and community members. Learn more on the federal Health Resources & Services Administration website.
Visit the Member page on MVP's website for COVID-19 Updates.
Contact Donna Carney at ESHCA’s office – 315/895-5303 or email at email@example.com.