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COVID-19 At-Home Test Reimbursement 

February 4, 2022

On January 10th, the Biden-Harris administration announced that effective January 15th, private health insurers will be required to cover the cost of up to eight (8) FDA-approved at-home COVID-19 test per member, per month. If you are covered by one of the College’s Tufts Health Plans with pharmacy benefits through OptumRx, you and your covered family members are eligible for this benefit, which will be administered by OptumRx.

Employees may receive up to eight (8) FDA-approved at-home COVID-19 tests per covered family member, per month, at no cost at the pharmacy counter of a Walmart, Sam’s Club, or Rite Aid (OptumRx’s preferred network pharmacies). Alternately, employees can purchase an at-home COVID-19 test kit at other stores or online retailers and complete an online or mail reimbursement form to receive a possible reimbursement of up to $12 per test.