10 things you need to know today: January 15, 2022

Insurance now covers at-home COVID tests, students stage walkouts demanding return to remote instruction, and more

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1. Insurance now covers at-home COVID tests

Americans who have health insurance are entitled to receive up to eight rapid, at-home COVID tests per household member per month for free under a new Biden administration policy that took effect Saturday. Consumers can purchase tests over the counter and file for reimbursement or order tests for free on a special government website. The White House said Friday that this site will be live by Wednesday and that 500 million free tests are available.

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