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How to get free at-home COVID tests


Horizon members can still get free tests. Here’s the latest.

While the Federal government is no longer offering free at-home COVID tests as of September 2, 2022, Horizon members still have options when it comes to getting those tests.

All New Jerseyans are eligible for free test kits from the State. Find out more by visiting the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub.  In addition, Horizon member are eligible to get up to 8 at-home tests for your personal use every 30 days.

Where to get free COVID tests through Horizon’s benefit program

From a pharmacy

You can obtain up to eight tests from the pharmacy (note that tests often come in packages of two tests, so four packages) for your personal use for no out-of-pocket costs. Every eligible member, including your spouse and dependents enrolled through your plan, may obtain up to eight tests every 30 days.

If you obtain your tests from an in-network pharmacy, you do not need to submit claims and there is no cost to you, but you should bring the tests to the pharmacist for check out so that they check your insurance information and submit the claim to Horizon for payment.

From any other source

If you purchase an FDA-approved, OTC test to diagnose a COVID-19 infection from another source, you must submit a claim for reimbursement to Prime Therapeutics LLC. The pharmacy claim form is available on HorizonBlue.com. You will be reimbursed for the cost of the test or $12 per test, whichever amount is lower.

Remember, any test purchased for surveillance purposes (for example, testing required to go to work or school, for travel or for some other reason not related to illness) is not covered by insurance.

For questions or more information, please visit HorizonBlue.com/covid19

Vaccinations are still your best defense

With new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 increasing infections, vaccination is the most effective action we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. As a reminder, the COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to you.  While the vaccine does not guarantee you will not become infected, it has proven highly effective and also makes illness less severe if you do become infected.


This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a binding agreement.

Prime Therapeutics LLC is an independent company that supports Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in the administration of pharmacy benefit management and specialty pharmacy services to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members. Prime Therapeutics LLC is independent from and not affiliated with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.