The health care law requires new health plans to cover certain preventive services, like birth control. This means that, as an increasing number of health plans come under the law’s reach over the next few years, more and more people will have access to a wide range of preventive services, like birth control, without additional out-of-pocket costs. This is especially important to women, who are more likely than men to avoid needed health care, including preventive care, because of cost
Use our information and tools to find out if your health plan should be covering birth control and other women’s preventive services without additional out-of-pocket costs, when that coverage will begin, and how to appeal out-of-pocket costs for birth control that you should not have had to pay:
- Flowchart: How to Find Out If and When Your Health Plan Will Begin Covering Women’s Preventive Services with No Co-Pay
- Fact Sheet: Your Employer or University Objects to Providing Insurance Coverage of Birth Control: What Does That Mean for You?
Have you had trouble getting your birth control covered without a co-pay or out-of-pocket costs? Let us know. We might be able to help. Please contact us at 1-866-745-5487 or via email at CoverHer@nwlc.org.
The National Women’s Law Center gratefully acknowledges
Bayer HealthCare’s support for the CoverHer hotline.