Medical Coverage for COVID Home Tests

Author: Office of Human Resources

Starting January 15, 2022, Notre Dame’s medical plans will cover most COVID-19 tests at no cost to the member.  

  • Medical plan participants are able to obtain up to 8 tests per month for each covered member.   
  • Members may purchase COVID-19 tests at any retail location and pay at the register. They should save their receipts and will be able to submit a paper claim for reimbursement. The maximum reimbursement per test is $12. This maximum is based on the number of tests, not the number of boxes, meaning that a box of 2 tests would be eligible for $24 in reimbursement. 
  • Members may purchase COVID-19 tests at certain pharmacies and have them covered at no upfront cost if purchased at the pharmacy window.  Due to national supply issues, the pharmacies may initially be limited. This list will be updated as more pharmacies are added. Currently, the available pharmacies are:
  • Wal-mart pharmacies
  • Rite-Aid
  • Notre Dame Wellness Center Pharmacy
  • Walgreens
  • The Wellness Center pharmacy may have a limited supply of tests.  In order to allow as many individuals as possible to obtain tests, the Wellness Center will limit the number of tests each visitor may purchase based on quantities available. When purchasing at the Wellness Center, members will have to pay the full cost of the tests and will need to submit their receipts for reimbursement.
  • Tests purchased before January 15 are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • OptumRx now has an online form for reimbursement
    • ID: Listed on your Anthem ID card

      Bin: 610011

      PCN: IRX

      Group: PURUOFND

This is a rapidly evolving situation. As more details become available, they will be provided on this page.