Who gets at home covid-19 test for free?
President Biden is set to announce today that private health insurance plans will soon reimburse people who buy over-the-counter at-home rapid tests for COVID-19.
What about the rest of the people?
Those who are uninsured or who have public health insurance, such as Medicare or Medicaid, will not be eligible to be reimbursed for at-home test purchases, although the administration will distribute 50 million free at-home tests at health clinics and other community sites.
When does this start?
They are being rolled out as of today.
Starting Saturday,(1/15/21) private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Today (1/10/21)
Americans will be able to either purchase home testing kits for free under their insurance or submit receipts for the tests for reimbursement, up to the monthly per-person limit. A family of four, for instance, could be reimbursed for up to 32 tests per month. PCR tests and rapid tests ordered or administered by a health provider will continue to be fully covered by insurance with no limit.