MADISON, Wis.—Jan. 14, 2022—To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the federal government recently passed guidelines making at-home testing more accessible. WPS Health Insurance and WPS Health Plan will cover the costs of home testing kits in accordance with the new requirements.
Individuals with private health insurance coverage or covered by a group health plan who purchase an over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized, cleared, or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—online or at a store—can be reimbursed for the full cost beginning Jan. 15, 2022.
This coverage will apply until the end of the public health emergency.
For those on Medicare, the Department of Health and Human Services offers free, at-home tests to community health centers and Medicare-certified health clinics for distribution at no cost to patients and community members.
As one of the largest health benefits providers in the state, Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Insurance) remains not-for-profit and offers high-quality health plans to the public and private sectors. Headquartered in Madison, Wis., WPS Health Insurance has more than 3,400 employees. WPS Health Insurance offers Preferred Provider Organization health plans for individuals and groups, third-party administrator services, plus Medicare supplement plans and Medicare prescription drug plans. Visit wpshealth.com for more information.
WPS Health Plan, Inc. (WPS Health Plan) is a fresh choice in a crowd of big, impersonal, national health insurance giants. Based in Green Bay, Wis., WPS Health Plan continues its tradition of Wisconsin-based service and is always looking for ways to make owning and using health insurance easier. WPS Health Plan offers Health Maintenance Organization and Point-of-Service plans to the group and individual markets in eastern and north-central Wisconsin, plus third-party administrator services. Visit wpshealth.com/healthplan for more information.