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June 30, 2020 | Source: HUMANA

Humana to Offer LabCorp At-Home COVID-19 Test Collection


Becomes first insurer to provide LabCorp Home Test-Collection Kits to members

Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced a pilot home-testing program today that will enable at-home COVID-19 test collection for members, making Humana the first insurer to offer LabCorp’s at-home test-collection kits.

“Our members continue to be worried about COVID-19 – including the anxiety about possibly having it and not knowing it,” said Mona Siddiqui, Humana Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Quality. “We want to help alleviate that stress. This is an additional step we can take to help address their concerns – whether testing from the safety of their own home or using the drive-thru option.”

To create a seamless experience for members, Humana has developed a coronavirus risk-assessment tool – at Humana.com/coronavirus. The tool is based on CDC guidelines. This is part of Humana’s ongoing effort to meet members where they are, and ensure that they have a wide range of options and choices for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

For members who need a test and prefer at-home testing, Humana is making available LabCorp’s COVID-19 at-home collection test kit – for members who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection and those without symptoms who may have been exposed to the virus. The test is available through LabCorp’s Pixel by LabCorp™ online platform. The test kit is physician-authorized and enables individuals to self-collect nasal swab specimens at home.

“Testing is a critical component in helping to control the spread of COVID-19 and LabCorp is proud to make our high-quality at-home collection kit even more accessible to Humana’s membership,” said Brian Caveney, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and President of LabCorp Diagnostics. “Our at-home collection kit, the first to receive emergency use authorization from the FDA, is another example of how we are making testing easier, faster and more readily available to people who need to be tested.”

Humana members with Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, Medicaid, or Employer Group plans through Humana* are eligible for the tests, with Humana waiving member costs for the tests.

For the full press release, go to: https://humana.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/humana-offer-labcorp-home-covid-19-test-collection-and

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