What's covered

Most health insurance plans must cover certain benefits as required by state and federal law. These are called mandated health benefits. In addition, most health plans offer additional optional health benefits. We recommend you refer to the policy for specifics.

Preventive services under health reform

As of Jan. 1, 2014, most health plans must cover preventive services with no cost-sharing (www.healthcare.gov). This means you won't pay a copay or coinsurance for certain medical services, such as immunizations and blood pressure screening.

Essential health benefits under health reform

Also as of Jan. 1, 2014, all individual and small employer health plans must include the 10 categories of essential health benefits.

Updated 03/27/2014

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