Health Insurance Companies Cover At-Home Covid-19 Tests, for Individuals, not Employers


COVID-19 tests are a pressing issue for employers and employees. Many establishments require testing to ensure an employee is not sick with the virus. Doing so prevents contagion in the workplace. However, the question arises whether the government requires insurance companies to cover the testing expense.

Insurance Covers at-Home Coronavirus tests

According to, as of January 15, 2022, individual and group health insurance carriers must cover an over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test that the FDA has authorized, approved and cleared for individual use. The Department of Labor (DOL) and Biden Administration are requiring health plans to cover a number of tests. They must cover free eight over-the-counter-at-home tests per individual per month.

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Do you have work issues with Covid-19 tests as an employee?

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