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Plan Coverage of At-Home COVID-19 Testing

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury issued joint guidance mandating plan coverage of FDA-approved over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests beginning January 15, 2022. The joint guidance was issued on January 10, 2022 in the form of FAQs.

Background of At-Home TestingUnder the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), group health plans and issuers must cover approved COVID-19 diagnostic testing without any cost-sharing requirements, prior authorizations, or other medical management requirements. Read more…