Update: Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Testing

Update: Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Testing



Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is actively working toward implementation of the over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 testing guidance in partnership with our pharmacy benefits manager, Prime Therapeutics.

Beginning Jan. 15, 2022, there will be a $0 cost share for up to eight individual OTC COVID-19 tests per member per 30 days through the member’s pharmacy benefits. 

Prime Therapeutics has established a preferred network of pharmacies to support members in obtaining at home tests without member cost share. This network includes approximately 65,000 pharmacies nationwide. 

Members will be able to obtain OTC COVID-19 tests at no cost through any of these preferred pharmacies. A list of the preferred pharmacies will be available on the Blue Cross Blue Shield  website on Jan. 15, 2022. You can also find these links below.

Tests purchased from a non-preferred pharmacy, online retailer or retail store can be submitted for reimbursement through the existing pharmacy paper claims process. These claims will be reimbursed at a maximum of $12 per individual OTC COVID-19 test.

Please click on the below link for more information from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska:

**BCBS Covid News Link**

Pleas click on the below link to find pharmacies in Nebraska:

**Nebraska Pharmacies Link**