Yes. Starting January 15, you can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You will be reimbursed through CVS Caremark for the cost of the tests, if you are enrolled in a UHC Baker Hughes Medical plan.
Based on the guidelines provided by the Biden administration, Baker Hughes covers up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic antigen rapid home tests per 30-day period for each person covered under a UHC Baker Hughes Medical plan.
This doesn't apply to Baker Hughes employees and there covered dependents who have Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medicaid, or voluntary insurance.
Up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic antigen rapid home tests per 30-day period are covered for each person covered under a UHC Baker Hughes Medical plan. For example, a family of four covered under the same plan could be reimbursed for up to 32 tests per 30-day period.
Note: Each test is counted separately even if multiple tests are sold in a single kit. So, if you buy one kit that includes two tests, you'll be reimbursed for up to four kits.
Other things to keep in mind:
You will have to file an online claims through Caremark.com or the CVS Caremark mobile app (available for Android and Apple). You can also submit a paper claim for reimbursement. This means you should save the receipt for every home test you purchase so you can submit it to CVS Caremark when you file a claim for reimbursement.
Follow these instructions to submit a claim through CVS Caremark.
You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests at pharmacies, retail locations, or online. Just keep in mind that there may be an overwhelming demand for OTC COVID-19 tests in many areas, so supplies may be limited.
The Biden-Harris free at-home Covid test kits program through the federal government was suspended on September 2, 2022, due to lack of funding from Congress. If Congress provides funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile of tests, distribution of free tests will resume through covid.gov/tests.
Follow these instructions to submit a claim to CVS Caremark.