Testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Every home in the United States is now eligible to order four at-home COVID-19 rapid tests. Ordering is completely free and tests usually arrive between 7-12 days after you request them.
Federal Employees Health Benefits COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
If you are enrolled in a Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) insurance plan, you can also purchase at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost, either through reimbursement or free of charge through your insurance. FEHB insurance plans limit the number of over the counter COVID-19 to eight tests per covered individual per month. For example, a family of four on the same insurance plan could be covered by their FEHB plan to obtain up to 32 tests per month.
Check with your insurance plan to see if they have a network of preferred providers where you can obtain the tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can also purchase COVID-19 tests from a pharmacy or store outside of your insurance plan’s network and submit a reimbursement claim for up to $12 per individual test. Keep your receipts to submit a claim for reimbursement.
If you have questions on how to get free tests or claim reimbursement for tests you already purchased, contact your FEHB insurance provider. For more consumer information on coverage of over the counter COVID-19 tests, visit the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Frequently Asked Questions website.