Members of all plans can obtain 4 free OTC tests per household from the Federal government while supplies last by visiting Free Federal OTC tests.

CORE

Through Dec. 31, 2024, CORE will continue to cover at-home over-the-counter antigen tests and cover PCR testing if ordered by a physician at the applicable laboratory plan benefits. 

Please note that the Anthem and Navitus public websites list the end date of coverage for over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests as December 31, 2023. This information does not apply to UC medical plan members. Requirements for the coverage of COVID-19 tests have changed for some medical plans but not for others, depending on state laws and the type of plan. 

In order to receive reimbursement for over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests, members must mail a member claim form along with the receipts for the over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests to the Anthem Claims Address: PO Box 60007, Los Angeles, CA 90060-0007. Members only need to complete Section 1 and Section 2 of the claim along with their signature. Do not submit OTC COVID test claims through the member portal or the Sydney mobile app.

Kaiser HMO

Kaiser will continue to cover up to 8 at-home-over-the-counter antigen tests per member, per month at no cost-share from any Kaiser Permanente pharmacies or by visiting KP.org.

Kaiser will cover in-network COVID-19 PCR tests at no cost-share if ordered by a physician. Visit kp.org/covid for more information.  

UC Blue & Gold HMO

UC Blue & Gold HMO will continue to cover at-home over-the-counter antigen tests and diagnostic or antibody PCR tests for both in-network and out-of-network providers. Visit Health Net on COVID-19 tests for more information.

UC Care

Through Dec. 31, 2024, UC Care will continue to cover at-home over-the-counter antigen tests and cover PCR testing if ordered by a physician at the applicable laboratory plan benefits. 

Please note that the Anthem and Navitus public websites list the end date of coverage for over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests as December 31, 2023. This information does not apply to UC medical plan members. Requirements for the coverage of COVID-19 tests have changed for some medical plans but not for others, depending on state laws and the type of plan. 

In order to receive reimbursement for over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests, members must mail a member claim form along with the receipts for the over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests to the Anthem Claims Address: PO Box 60007, Los Angeles, CA 90060-0007. Members only need to complete Section 1 and Section 2 of the claim along with their signature. Do not submit OTC COVID test claims through the member portal or the Sydney mobile app.

UC Health Savings Plan

Through Dec. 31, 2024, UC Health Savings Plan will continue to cover at-home over-the-counter antigen tests and cover PCR testing if ordered by a physician at the applicable laboratory plan benefits. 

Please note that the Anthem and Navitus public websites list the end date of coverage for over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests as December 31, 2023. This information does not apply to UC medical plan members. Requirements for the coverage of COVID-19 tests have changed for some medical plans but not for others, depending on state laws and the type of plan. 

In order to receive reimbursement for over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests, members must mail a member claim form along with the receipts for the over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests to the Anthem Claims Address: PO Box 60007, Los Angeles, CA 90060-0007. Members only need to complete Section 1 and Section 2 of the claim along with their signature. Do not submit OTC COVID test claims through the member portal or the Sydney mobile app. 

Kaiser Senior Advantage

Kaiser Senior Advantage will cover in-network COVID-19 PCR tests at no cost-share if ordered by a physician. COVID-19 at-home over-the-counter (OTC) antigen tests are no longer covered under the plan. 

UC High Option Supplement to Medicare

UC Medicare High Option will continue to follow Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s guidance on COVID-19 testing. As of this writing, Medicare will waive the cost-share for PCR testing if ordered by a physician. Members are no longer eligible for free at-home over-the-counter antigen tests. For the most up-to-date information, please visit: www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE to learn more about your Medicare benefits.

UC Medicare Choice

UC Medicare Choice no longer covers the costs of over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen tests. The plan will continue to waive the cost-share for PCR tests that are ordered by a physician until further notice. Visit https://www.uhc.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/covid-19 for more information.

UC Medicare PPO

UC Medicare High Option will continue to follow Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s guidance on COVID-19 testing. As of this writing, Medicare will waive the cost-share for PCR testing if ordered by a physician. As of this writing, members are no longer eligible for free at-home over-the-counter antigen tests. For the most up-to-date information, please visit: www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE to learn more about your Medicare benefits.