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Broker News | Vol. 7, No. 8 | April 23, 2012
Broker News | Vol. 7, No. 8 | April 23, 2012

Health Reform Update — Provision on Women's Preventive Services

We have updated our Health Reform page with "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) that provide a high-level overview of the women's preventive services final regulations (Final Rule) mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

The PPACA requires health plans to cover designated women's preventive services without cost sharing for the member. Cost sharing includes deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Some of the benefits and services outlined in the women's preventive guidelines are already included within the existing PPACA preventive services requirements.

For non-grandfathered products, the provision states coverage must go into effect for new commercial health plans and commercial health plan renewals on or after August 1, 2012.

To view the list of services that are covered, please visit the General Updates section of the Health Care Reform page.


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