Starting this week, U.S. households can order four more free COVID-19 tests from the U.S. government. A notice on the USPS COVID test kit order page states U.S. households “will be able to place a total of two separate orders for free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests (four tests per order).”
Whether you previously placed an order during the first round or not, the steps to place an order this time around are the same. Visit https://special.usps.com/testkits, fill out your name and address, and hit “Check Out Now.” Tests ship at no cost to you!
NOTE: If you did not place an order before and wish to order all eight tests at once, you won’t be able to get eight tests in a single package — you’ll likely have to go through the ordering process twice.
Additionally, as a reminder, your benefits may cover more at-home COVID-19 tests. Here is a notice the AGMA Health Fund sent to AGMA members enrolled in AGMA plans A or A1 on January 10:
“The Biden Administration issued guidance providing that group health plans would be required to cover the cost of FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022, subject to a limit of 8 per month for each covered individual. These tests are to be provided without participant cost-sharing, preauthorization, or medical management, during the public health emergency for tests that are intended for diagnosis or treatment (but not to include screenings for employment, school, or recreational purposes).
Since this requirement was announced and made effective with little lead time, the AGMA Health Fund and Aetna are working together on a program to provide this benefit through the Aetna pharmacy program. As soon as Aetna provides us with additional information, we will share the details on our website.”
Aetna has also provided the following link with their most current information: https://www.aetna.com/individuals-families/member-rights-resources/covid19/otc-in-home-test-faqs.html