Over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 at-home test kits
The Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 will expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023, however MHBP will continue offering over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests.
What you need to know
MHBP will cover up to four (4) OTC COVID-19 diagnostic antigen rapid home tests per 30-day period for each person covered under your plan. For example, a family of four covered under MHBP could be reimbursed for up to 16 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, we’ll reimburse you for up to two kits.
Other things to keep in mind:
- Tests must be approved, cleared or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- These tests don’t require an order from your physician to qualify for reimbursement. Tests that are ordered by a provider are not subject to the reimbursement limit.
- Tests must be used to diagnose a potential COVID-19 infection. Tests used for employment, school or recreational purposes are not eligible for reimbursement.
- You will be reimbursed $12 for each at-home test or the amount you paid out-of-pocket – whichever is lower.
How do I get reimbursed?
Download the form below and mail to: Aetna, P.O. Box 981106, El Paso, TX 79998-1106.Download the form
Important: Use your Aetna ID that starts with a “W.” If you have any questions on filling out the form, please call 1-800-410-7778.
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