On Dec. 2, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), COVID-19 over-the-counter (OTC) home diagnostic tests will be available to individuals at no cost or through reimbursement from group health plans.
Beginning Jan. 15, 2022, at-home COVID-19 testing will be eligible for reimbursement to Arkansas State University System health plan participants. Per federal regulation, members will be limited to reimbursement for eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person per month.
Reimbursement is limited to at-home tests approved for emergency use by the federal government.
Approved tests include:
- BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test
- BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test
- BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card 2 Home Test
- COVID-19 At-Home Test
- CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
- iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
- CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
- BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Test
- SCoV-2 Ag Detect Rapid Self-Test
- InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test
- Celltrion DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Home Test
- QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test
- Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
- InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test Rx
- QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test
- Ellume COVID-19 Home Test
Members requesting reimbursement for purchased test kits must complete the reimbursement form linked below. Members must also include a copy of the receipt to satisfy proof of purchase of a qualifying at-home test.
Completed forms, with supporting documentation, should be submitted to the Evidence-Based Prescription Drug Program (EBRx) at this for processing:
Direct Member Reimbursement
c/o Evidence-Based Prescription Drug Program (EBRx)
UAMS College of Pharmacy
4301 W. Markham St., Slot #522
Little Rock, AR 72205
Reimbursement will be mailed to the member’s home address.
If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please contact EBRx at 833-995-0946.
Note: The process outlined above does not involve COVID testing ordered and managed by your healthcare provider.
Additional methods of obtaining COVID tests include:
- Drive-through testing facilities
- Free tests distributed by county health departments, libraries and other designated locations.