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Medical Plans' Response to Federal COVID-19 Test Mandate

As a result of a federal government mandate requiring commercial health plans to cover members' costs for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, CareFirst and Kaiser Permanenete have begun reimbursing their members for the tests. Members may receive reimbursement for up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 at-home tests per covered individual in the household per 30-day period without a healthcare provider order or clinical assessment. To learn more, including how to file a claim for reimbursement, see the CareFirst or Kaiser Permanente response to the mandate.