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The U.S. is no longer providing free COVID tests. Here’s what to do now.

HuffPost, Sept. 5, 2022

September 5, 2022

The U.S. is no longer providing free COVID tests. Here’s what to do now.

The federal government is still requiring private insurance companies to cover up to eight tests a month per person who is insured. David M. Souleles, the director of the [Campus Public Health] Response Team at the University of California, Irvine, said health insurance and managed care plans are handling this differently, so you’ll want to check in with your provider to figure out how you can get reimbursed. … “It really varies, so people should really check with their health insurance provider about the best option for accessing those covered tests,” Souleles said.