Oklahomans can now get at-home COVID-19 tests for free through their private health insurance.
It comes amid a high demand for testing right now.
The new guidelines went into effect over the weekend and it’s all part of President Biden’s plan to make COVID-19 tests more accessible as cases surge across the country.
The new guidelines state that at-home tests may either be free or reimbursed by the insurer.
The Biden Administration is encouraging health insurance companies to allow people to get the tests directly through retailers with no out-of-pocket-cost.
Eight tests per month will be covered.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department is advising Oklahomans to keep their receipt and submit a claim to their insurance company if they are charged for an at-home COVID test from a pharmacy or store.
“Like the rest of the nation, Oklahoma is facing a new surge with the omicron variant. Continued testing is critical to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the health and safety of our communities,” said Glen Mulready.
Starting on Wednesday, Americans will be able to order free at-home test online through COVIDTests.gov.