EHP now covers over-the-counter COVID-19 test costs (January 19, 2022 updated announcement)
Employee Health Plan (EHP) now covers over-the-counter COVID-19 test costs either at the point-of-sale with no up-front cost to the member, or through reimbursement after the purchase is made. This applies to over-the counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests that are FDA Approved under Emergency Use Authorization, and that are purchased on or after Jan 15, 2022.
Reimbursement is permitted for up to eight tests per covered individual over a 30-day period (or per month) (i.e., if each kit contains two tests, then the individual can be reimbursed for no more than four kits in a given month). This is in accordance with the federal guidance regarding at home diagnostic tests or over-the-counter COVID-19 testing.
Two options for all EHP members:
• Members can purchase test kits with no up-front cost through any CVS Caremark® national network retail pharmacy, including CVS pharmacies in Target locations. Members should purchase the kits at the pharmacy counter and be prepared to show your CVS Caremark card. The transaction will be run like a prescription and the member will not be charged.
• Members may obtain reimbursement for test kits purchased at CVS or any other retailer, after the purchase has been made, by filing a claim and submitting receipts. To obtain reimbursement, follow the process outlined on the CVS Caremark website. Once on the site, click on the link at the very top of the screen in the red bar entitled “Request a COVID-19 test reimbursement.” Log in to your account and follow the prompts to submit a claim for reimbursement. If you are not registered with, you can create an account on the Sign In page.
If you have questions, call CVS Caremark customer service at the number on the back of your ID card.
For information about testing related to caregivers returning to work after a COVID-19 diagnosis, read the latest guidelines.