Author: Kelley Filice Jensen
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as Health Care Reform, otherwise known as Obamacare, requires health plans to cover certain preventive care services for women without any cost sharing. Thus, there are certain services provided by your doctor that you do not have to pay for if you have a health insurance plan, even if you have a copay’s, deductibles, or coinsurance.
When Does This Take Effect?
The additional preventive care guidelines for women take effect for plan years beginning on or after Aug. 1, 2012. If your plan operates on a calendar year basis, the new rules will be effective on Jan. 1, 2013.