Partnership minimizes out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 at-home tests
NEW YORK, March 17, 2022 — Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities, and Truepill, the digital health platform connecting telehealth, diagnostics, and pharmacy to power the future of consumer healthcare, today announced a partnership to offer customers the easiest, most convenient way of using insurance coverage to access COVID-19 at-home rapid tests.
“As of January 2022, health plans cover up to eight COVID-19 at-home tests per person per month. Typically, individuals need to pay for the COVID-19 tests upfront, and submit a receipt for reimbursement. However, this can be a barrier for those who do not have the ability to pay upfront and wait to be reimbursed,” said Bruno Van Tuykom, co-founder of Twentyeight Health. “As a telehealth company that has always been focused on affordability and accessibility, we want to increase access to tests by accepting insurance upfront and providing free at-home delivery. Twentyeight Health’s partnership with Truepill is helping us achieve this goal and removing barriers that prevent many people from accessing the tests they need.”
By leveraging Truepill’s COVID-19 test coverage platform, Twentyeight Health is able to provide customers with convenient, online access to at-home COVID-19 antigen tests. With a reliable test inventory and nationwide fulfillment and delivery capabilities, Truepill offers a variety of tests and facilitates fast shipping directly to customers' doors. Customers with private insurance accepted by Truepill can use their insurance for coverage at checkout, eliminating the burden of upfront, out-of-pocket costs and the need to submit a receipt for reimbursement. Twentyeight Health’s team will be available to assist with the information for insurance reimbursement in English and Spanish.
“As COVID-19 shifts from a pandemic to an endemic state, increasing access to convenient, affordable testing will remain crucial for managing the virus,” said Varun Boriah, Senior Vice President of Diagnostics at Truepill. “We’re proud to partner with Twentyeight Health to deliver easy and reliable access to at-home COVID-19 tests. By pairing Truepill’s unique COVID-19 test coverage platform with Twentyeight Health’s user-friendly online experience, we’re removing barriers to care. Together, we’re providing a streamlined online shopping experience, while eliminating out-of-pocket costs with robust insurance coverage and free delivery directly to the customers door.”
To order COVID-19 tests through Twentyeight Health, visit https://twentyeighthealth.com/covid-19-antigen-home-test.
About Twentyeight Health
Twentyeight Health is a mission-driven women’s health organization expanding access to reproductive and sexual health services through high quality telemedicine care, a convenient online platform, and affordable options. Starting with birth control, Twentyeight Health is available in more than 30 states across the U.S., serving more than 85 percent of women of reproductive age. Twentyeight Health has received multiple awards for the company’s impact, including Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Next 1000, Top 50 in Digital Health by Rock Health, the NYC Digital Health 100, and Verywell Health’s Best Birth Control Delivery Services.
To learn more, visit www.twentyeighthealth.com.
Truepill powers the future of consumer healthcare, connecting telehealth, diagnostic, and pharmacy infrastructure to create innovative solutions for leading companies. Truepill enables its partners to deliver convenient and accessible care and provides the building blocks needed to launch and scale world-class healthcare experiences. Founded in 2016, Truepill’s expansive suite of customizable, direct-to-patient solutions includes nationwide prescription fulfillment and delivery, a US-based network of licensed telehealth providers, an at-home lab testing network, white label packaging, product design and more. With a nationwide network of owned and operated pharmacies, Truepill accreditations include URAC accredited mail order pharmacy, URAC accredited specialty pharmacy, NABP and Digital Pharmacy Accreditation. Learn more at www.truepill.com.