Most Employers See A Benefit In Covering Contraceptives

Some employers may pay for birth control pills, but not other forms of contraception.i i

hide captionSome employers may pay for birth control pills, but not other forms of contraception.


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Some employers may pay for birth control pills, but not other forms of contraception.

Some employers may pay for birth control pills, but not other forms of contraception.

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Despite questions raised by the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, women in most health plans will still be able to get their birth control covered with no out-of-pocket expenses.

The court ruling did not change the health law’s requirement that preventive care services, including all Food and Drug Administration-approved forms of contraception for women, be provided by most health plans to customers without cost. The 5-4 decision said that only certain “closely held” firms that assert a religious objection to the birth control mandate can’t be required to provide contraceptive coverage if they offer insurance to their workers.

Moreover, many firms see a benefit in providing coverage for contraceptives, says Adam Sonfield, a senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization that focuses on reproductive health.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/15/331445402/most-employers-see-a-benefit-in-covering-contraceptives?ft=1&f=131849999

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