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At-Home COVID-19 Testing Reimbursement

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.

Download the Reimbursement Form (PDF)

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.
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