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Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

The Biden administration announced it intends to end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on May 11, 2023. The ending of the PHE will affect the coverage we’ve experienced for COVID-related services and products. Effective May 12, 2023 you will now be responsible for paying out-of-pocket costs for over-the-counter tests.

Remember, employees who have established a healthcare flexible spending account (FSA), can also use FSA dollars to purchase COVID-19 tests.

At this time you can still obtain four free at-home tests through Vaccinations related to COVID-19 will continue to be covered at no cost to you. If you have questions about these changes, please contact the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield customer service number on the back of your ID card.