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COVID-19 Coverage Update

Starting Jan. 15, 2022, insurance companies and group health plans are required to provide coverage for authorized at-home, self-read COVID-19 tests at a $0 cost share for members.

As a trusted partner, we wanted to provide you with as much information as we can about how this impacts your organization and your employees.

Below you’ll find instructions on how members can access test kits, along with an attached list of frequently asked questions.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your account representative with any questions you have.

For more details on coverage for at-home COVID-19 tests, a list of approve tests and more, visit bcbsnd.com/COVID19.

What you need to know

Members are now eligible to obtain up to eight at-home COVID-19 testing kits every 30 days for each covered person in their household, as long as the tests are not used for required employment testing or for resale purposes.

  • If your Member ID card has an RxBIN number, there are no up-front costs if you purchase COVID-19 testing kits at a local pharmacy counter.
  • If your Member ID card does not have an RxBIN number, you will need to pay for your tests up front and then be reimbursed.

Get further details on purchasing at-home tests and reimbursement forms.


If you have questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions, visit bcbsnd.com/COVID19 or contact the number on the back of your Member ID card.