Thanks to the health care law, most health insurance plans must cover all FDA-approved birth control methods and other important women’s needs without out-of-pocket costs, including female sterilization, birth control counseling, breastfeeding supplies and counseling, and well-women visits. Use our information below to find out if your insurance company is incorrectly charging you and how to talk to them about it.
- I still have to pay out-of-pocket for my birth control.
- I was told my health plan only covers generic birth control at no cost to me, but I don’t use a generic.
- I’m having problems with insurance coverage of the Ring or the Patch.
- I’m having problems with insurance coverage of an IUD (Mirena, Skyla, Liletta ParaGard) or a related doctor’s appointment.
- I’m having problems with insurance coverage of Essure, a tubal ligation or a related doctor’s appointment.
- I’m having problems with insurance coverage of my birth control because my employer or school objects to covering it.
Also, you can contact us at CoverHer.org or 1-866-745-5487 for free help on getting no-cost birth control.
For more information about this part of the health care law and all the health services for women that health plans are required to cover, go to NWLC’s website: www.nwlc.org/preventiveservices.