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Wednesday, May 16 2012

Women's preventive health benefits - new changes effective August 1, 2012

As of August 1, 2012, the following women's health services are considered preventive and therefore generallly covered at no cost share, when provided in-network.

These benefits apply to new business effective August 1, 2012.

Women's preventive health benefits

  • Well-woman visits (annual routine physical, annual routine GYN exam and prenatal visits)
  • Screening for gestational diabetes
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing
  • Counseling for sexually transmitted infections
  • Counseling and screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence
  • Breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling
  • Contraceptive methods and counseling
The federal health care reform legislation, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was signed into law on March 23, 2010.

Some of the PPACA provisions will impact health care this year but many other provisions will not take effect until  2014 and beyond.

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