At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered by the Fund
Beginning January 15, 2022, and continuing for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NYSNA Benefits Fund will cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID tests in accordance with recent requirements of the Biden-Harris Administration. This means that Fund participants may go to any pharmacy, retail store, or online source to buy a test and be reimbursed for the cost of the test by submitting a claim to Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Participants are eligible to receive eight COVID at-home tests per covered individual per month. In other words, a family of four all covered by the Benefits Fund are eligible to receive up to 32 at-home tests covered by the Fund each month.
The Benefits Fund will not cover the cost of at-home tests purchased for employment purposes.
Purchase a test at any local pharmacy, retailer, or online source
- Participants must pay out-of-pocket for the at-home COVID test and submit to Empire for reimbursement. Be sure to keep your receipt as proof of purchase.
- You will be reimbursed for the full cost of the test.