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OTC COVID-19 Test Coverage by HMO and PPO Plans
DePaul’s medical plan pharmacy benefits, which are provided through BCBSIL/Prime Therapeutics, cover FDA-authorized over-the-counter diagnostic tests for COVID-19. Per federal guidance, this coverage began Jan. 15, 2022, and is effective through the end of the federal public health emergency.
For retirees enrolled in DePaul's HMO or PPO plan, you will be reimbursed up to $12 per test, up to 8 tests every 30 days per person. (For example, you can purchase 4 boxes that include 2 over-the-counter COVID-19 tests.) Tests must be FDA-authorized. If you aren’t sure if a test kit is FDA-authorized, ask your pharmacist for help.
COVID-19 Test Coverage through MDLIVE for PPO Plan
Retirees enrolled in DePaul's PPO plan who obtain a virtual care visit through MDLIVE also have access to COVID-19 testing. If their MDLIVE provider deems that a test is medically appropriate upon completion of a virtual care visit, the MDLIVE provider will order a test. Find details here about COVID-19 testing through MDLIVE.
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