COVID-19 Update

Free over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 tests

Members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage and have Medicare Part B now have access to over-the-counter testing for no cost. Learn More

Additional testing options

With Medicare adding coverage for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests without a doctor’s prescription, the coverage from UnitedHealthcare for FEHB program members without a doctor’s prescription and enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan will end effective April 13th 2022.

If you purchase an OTC at-home COVID-19 test and paid out of pocket between January 15th 2022 and April 13th 2022 you may still submit your purchase receipt for reimbursement using this reimbursement form. The maximum reimbursement is $12 per test. 

As always, COVID-19 testing is free when you go to a COVID-19 testing location instead of testing at home. Find a COVID-19 testing location near you.

COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are covered at $0 cost-share to you through the national public health emergency period. You should provide your Medicare Advantage member ID card when getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments are advising who can get the vaccines and when. Find resources about vaccine availability for your area

Watch this short video to learn more about what to expect when you get the COVID vaccine, why it’s important, and to hear the experiences of those getting and giving the vaccine.

COVID-19 testing and treatment coverage

  • COVID-19 testing and testing-related services are $0 cost-share through the national public health emergency period.
  • COVID-19 treatment cost-sharing will be according to your benefit plan.

And you have expanded access to virtual visits (telehealth) through the national public health emergency period. For additional details, sign in to your online account.



The information is a summary and is subject to change, as of September 2, 2022. It describes benefits we offer to all members in all states. It also includes federal requirements. More benefits may be available in some states and under some plans.

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