LATEST COVID UPDATES
Beginning January 15, 2022, individuals with private insurance coverage or covered by a group health plan who purchase an over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized, cleared, or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be able to have those test costs covered by their plan or insurance. Insurance companies and health plans are required to cover 8 free over-the-counter at-home tests per covered individual per month.
Individuals do not need a prescription or prior authorization and do not need to pay a copay, deductible or coinsurance to purchase OTC at-home test kits. The cost of test kits purchased from in-network pharmacies can be covered through your insurance or you can pay out-of-pocket and submit a claim for reimbursement. The cost of test kits purchased from out-of-network pharmacies can be reimbursed up to $12 per test kit.
At this time, many network pharmacies are not set up to process the OTC test kits through your health plan. We advise you to save your receipts and process your reimbursement by completing this claim reimbursement form.
Availability can vary by region so we encourage you to contact your local in-network pharmacy for more information. We'll keep you updated as new information becomes available. See our below FAQ's for details on how to order OTC at-home test kits.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Provided by USPS
The Biden Administration has made 500 million OTC at-home test kits available to U.S. households at NO cost. U.S. Households can order two separate sets of 4 free at-home tests from the U.S. Postal Service by visiting covidtests.gov to place an order. If an order was previously placed for your address, please check back later to place a second order.
Order Free At-Home Test Kits through the U.S. Postal Service
Residential households in the U.S. can order two separate sets of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
Limit of two orders per residential address
One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
Orders will ship free in 7-12 days
Where Can I Find At-Home Test Kits?
You can find at-home test kits through Costco Health Solutions in-network pharmacies. Use the Costco network pharmacy directory to find a location nearest you.
Which At-Home Test Kits are Covered?
FDA-authorized or approved tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022 are covered. FDA-authorization is shown on the test packaging.
Which Types of Tests are Not Covered Under this Benefit?
At-home test kits not authorized by the FDA
PCR, laboratory and physician administered tests
Work-related testing. UnitedAg does not provide coverage of testing (including an OTC at-home COVID-19 test kit) that is used for employment purposes.
Is There a Limit to How Many Tests I Can Get?
In accordance with the Federal guidance, covered individuals are eligible to receive up to 8 at-home test kits per month at $0 copay.
How are At-Home Test Kits Covered Under My UnitedAg Health Plan?
They are covered through your pharmacy benefit, Costco Health Solutions. Please see your benefit ID card for details on your pharmacy benefit.
What's the Out-of-Pocket Cost?
At-home test kits purchased at an in-network pharmacy are covered at $0 copay up to a maximum of 8 tests per individual per month.
Out-of-Network Pharmacies and Other Retailers
At-home test kits purchased at out-of-network pharmacies and retailers are eligible for reimbursement of up to $12 per test kit.
If I must pay out-of-pocket, how can I get reimbursed?
To receive reimbursement, please submit your purchase receipt along with an OTC COVID-19 at-home test kit claim form in English or Spanish. Make sure your receipt identifies the at-home test kits, purchased quantity, and date of purchase.
Mail this form along with receipt(s) to: Costco Wholesale Health Solutions P.O. Box 999 Appleton, WI 54912-0999
Or fax this form along with receipt(s) to: 920.735.5315 / Toll Free 855.668.8550