Now more than ever it is important to take care of yourself and those around you. All health plans, including the State’s Group Insurance Program, are developing plans to combat COVID-19 as the Omicron variant has presented new challenges. Two new programs are now available to help you obtain at-home COVID-19 tests.
Order Free Tests Now:
Through a new program offered by the federal government, every home in the U.S. is eligible to receive 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free of charge and will be shipped through the United States Postal Service. You DO NOT have to be enrolled in the State’s health plan
Visit https://www.covidtests.gov/. Filling out the form takes less than 30 seconds. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
Get Reimbursed for Purchased Tests:
Individuals enrolled in the State’s health plan who purchase over-the-counter (OTC) rapid antigen tests will be able to seek reimbursement from their group health plans or health insurance. Purchases are limited to no more than 8 tests per enrolled member per calendar month.
Starting January 15, members covered under the State’s health plan who buy FDA-authorized rapid antigen tests will be able to submit a paper claim, with a receipt, for reimbursement to Blue Cross of Idaho. Tests can be purchased online, at a pharmacy or store.
Use this Member Claim Form: OTC COVID Test Reimbursement Form
These programs may change as the Public Health Emergency (PHE) is continually reevaluated and our carrier works on a network solution that would promote greater accessibility and convenience for members. All new information and updates will be shared as they become available.