As of September 23, 2010, new and non-grandfathered individual and group health plans must cover in-network preventive services and immunizations without cost sharing (e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, copayments) or annual limits.
Preventive care services and immunizations include:
- Recommended evidence-based preventive services from the United States Preventive Services Task Force with a rating of A or B
- Immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Preventive care guidelines developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Effective August 1, 2012: expanded list of women’s preventive services, including well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, contraception and domestic violence screening