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PrimeTime Health Plan will follow the Medicare mandate and pay for COVID-19 diagnostic tests performed by a laboratory, such as PCR and antigen tests, with no beneficiary cost sharing when the test is ordered by a physician, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, or other authorized health care professional. At this time Original Medicare and PrimeTime Health Plan does not reimburse for at-home tests.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established a program where individuals covered by Medicare have access to free, at-home tests made available by community health centers and Medicare-certified health clinics.

The federal government has announced Americans will be able to request free rapid COVID-19 tests from the government beginning on Jan. 19. Tests are expected to arrive within 7 to 12 days. Each household will be eligible to receive 4 free tests. Tests continue to be available for free at local community organizations.

To order your free tests from the federal government, visit  
Will I have to pay for the Vaccine?
No. The federal government purchased the vaccine and insurance companies or Medicare are required to cover the administration costs associated with the vaccine at no cost to the individual. This coverage requirement applies to almost all AultCare plans. If your plan does not cover the cost of the vaccine, there are other resources available to reimburse providers for vaccine administration. You should not be billed for this service.

• The Ohio Department of Health opened a call center to answer questions regarding COVID-19. Licensed nurses and infectious disease specialists are available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response. You can contact the call center at 1-833-427-5634.

• To view all communication by Governor Mike DeWine, click here.

• Click here to review important pharmacy reminders.

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Archived Updates
COVID-19 Flyer January, 2021
Last updated: 09/16/2021
Reviewed: 9/16/2021