On January 10, 2022, guidance was issued stating that individuals who purchase OTC COVID-19 tests (or at home tests) beginning January 15, 2022, through the public health emergency period, will be able to seek reimbursement for the cost of the test from their group health plan without a healthcare provider order or individualized clinical assessment.

For more information – please see the FUNDS FLASH PDFCLICK HERE to download an ESI claim form.

The Health & Welfare Team is actively working with the Fund’s Prescription Benefit Manager (PBM), Express Scripts (ESI), to provide direct-to-consumer coverage through our network and mail order pharmacies. In the meantime, individuals can get OTC tests in two ways: