Detail how insurance companies cover the cost of home COVID testing
Your insurance will now cover the cost of at-home COVID tests you buy in-store, but it may take some patience.
Home tests are always in high demand and hard to find.
“Me, my wife and my kids are getting tested to stay, to make sure we’re healthy to be with our friends, co-workers and things of that nature,” said Norwalk resident Christopher Radhay. .
Now, each month, your insurance will pay for eight tests per person – up to $12 for each test.
How it works depends on your insurer.
“You’re probably going to have to jump through a few hoops,” Connecticut health care advocate Ted Doolittle said.
Doolittle says to keep all your documents and contact them if you have any issues.
“We have a team of nurses, lawyers and paralegals who can provide free one-on-one assistance and representation,” Doolittle said.
For some customers, the process is a bit too complicated.
“If you spend $15 on a COVID test, I probably wouldn’t go through the process to get the insurance reimbursed, but it’s good to know you have that option,” said Matt Gaylord, a resident of Norwalk.