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A new federal requirement for health insurance plans to cover the cost of select over-the-counter at-home rapid COVID-19 tests took effect January 15.

We have worked with Anthem, our health insurance administrator, as well as Express Scripts, our pharmacy benefit manager, to establish a process for covering these at-home tests for UK health insurance plan members.

If you are on a UK health insurance plan, you can acquire an at-home COVID-19 test at any pharmacy or retailer that is part of the Express Scripts network. This network includes Kroger, Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Sam's Club and more. All you need to do is show your Express Scripts card. There are no claims to submit.

If you acquire an at-home test from a pharmacy or retailer that is not part of the Express Scripts network, you may be able to submit a claim through your UK health insurance with Anthem. Be sure to keep your receipt. You can view the Anthem claims process here.
 
UK has many on-site testing opportunities available for employees. Learn more about UK testing locations here.

The federal government also recently began offering free test kits. You can go to www.covidtest.gov to request up to four per household.

If you have any questions, please email benefits@email.uky.edu or call us at (859) 257-9519, option 3.