President Joe Biden’s announcement this week that private insurers will have to cover at-home COVID tests was welcome news for many — but several major health insurers say they are still working out the details of how tests will be covered, with the deadline to implement the plan only days away.

At-home tests for COVID-19 can provide a convenient alternative to waiting on a testing line in the cold. But testing frequently before going to work or school — at a typical cost of around $24 for a two-pack — can add up.

Starting January 15th, every individual with private insurance will be entitled to eight free at-home COVID tests a month, Biden announced Monday. That means a family of four will be entitled to 32 tests — worth roughly $384 retail.

Insurers will soon be required to provide eight at-home tests per month. President Joe Biden’s announcement this week that private insurers will have to cover at-home COVID tests was welcome news for many — but several major health insurers say they are still working out the details of how […]

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