Last Updated: 1/18/2022

COVID-19 At Home Test Kits

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is covering up to 8 home test kits per month for its members. The benefits team will be sending out an email notification to all RWU employees. 

  1. Each person on your BCBSRI non-Medicare plan is covered for up to 8 home test kits every 30 days.
    You don’t need a prescription or order from a healthcare provider. For a list of covered home test kits, please see the FAQs on the BCBSRI website.
  2. If you buy the tests at a participating pharmacy (at the pharmacy counter), you will pay $0 when using your BCBSRI member ID card.
    Even if a pharmacy is not participating in our network, you may be able to buy the test for $0, so please ask at the pharmacy counter. If you buy the tests at a retail store or online, you’ll need to submit a form, along with your receipt, and will be reimbursed up to $12 per individual test. If a test is sold in a package of two, that is considered two tests, and you will be reimbursed $24.
  3. Our participating pharmacy network for COVID-19 home test kits includes approximately 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS and Walgreens.
    Please note that this network may be different than your plan’s standard pharmacy network. A directory of the participating pharmacies nationwide will be available soon. Find participating pharmacies in Rhode Island.