Updates to Womens Healthcare

// May 21st, 2012 // Health Care Reform & You

As of August 1, 2012, the following women’s health services are considered preventive and therefore, generally 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.

For more information, you may visit www.healthcare.gov. or contact us for further information.

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