For Women

Why Doesn’t My Health Insurance Cover Birth Control?

Why Doesn't My Health Insurance Cover Birth Control?

In order to understand the controversy surrounding the coverage of birth control for women by health insurance providers, it is necessary to take a larger look at the issue of reproductive rights. Many women feel that they have earned the right to coverage for birth control by being an integral part of the workforce, especially […]

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Are Breast Implants Covered by Health Insurance?

Are Breast Implants Covered by Health Insurance?

Health insurance does not generally cover breast implants done for strictly cosmetic reasons, although they may cover those done in response to a mastectomy due to breast cancer. Even if your breast implants are covered under your insurance, there may be related costs that are not covered. You may also find that some insurance companies […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover Breast Pumps?

Does Health Insurance Cover Breast Pumps?

Health insurance companies are now required to cover breast pumps, thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act. The provision was signed into law in March 2010, although health insurance plans may not have been updated to reflect the change until they had gone through their annual renewal process after the provision went into […]

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What Forms of Birth Control are Covered Under Health Insurance?

What Forms of Birth Control are Covered Under Health Insurance?

One of the hottest controversies raging in the healthcare field today has to do with health insurance companies and their coverage of birth control for women. While many companies do provide benefits that allow women to purchase birth control at little to no cost, many others do not make any provision for female contraceptives. The […]

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How To Keep Medical Insurance After Divorce

How To Keep Medical Insurance After Divorce

Spouses who have become divorced can no longer stay on one another’s health insurance, making this an important topic of negotiation during the divorce settlement proceedings. If you are facing the reality of losing your health insurance coverage, there are several things you can do to lessen this expense and ensure that you maintain coverage […]

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Do I Have To Use My Employer’s Health Insurance?

Do I Have To Use My Employer's Health Insurance?

Your employer may offer health insurance as part of your benefits package. If so, you should receive information yearly on your options, the premiums for each choice, and what the insurance covers. Some people find, however, that the premiums are simply too high or the coverage does not meet their specific needs. Do You Have […]

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How Much Is My Healthy Weight?

How Much Is My Healthy Weight?

Most people are concerned with maintaining a healthy weight, although few are able to do so. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of the American population is obese. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index of more than 30. The “obesity epidemic” has been explain by experts as coming from […]

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Will My Health Insurance Cover Breast Reduction?

Will My Health Insurance Cover Breast Reduction?

Health insurance is complicated, and many people find themselves unaware of what is or is not covered by their insurance. There are many types of insurance coverage, and different policies will cover different things. Ultimately, the question of whether any particular procedure will be covered under insurance is something that will need to be discussed […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover Abortion?

Does Health Insurance Cover Abortion?

Unwanted pregnancies can cause a tremendous amount of stress, and the decision to terminate such a pregnancy is not one that most women take lightly. When finances are added to this already-difficult situation, the stresses multiply. Worse, abortion is a politically charged issue, and this influences their availability. If you’re contemplating an abortion, you’ll need […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover Liposuction?

Does Health Insurance Cover Liposuction?

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the country, and approximately 500,000 of these procedures are completed each year. Although this fat-removal surgery was once popular only among celebrities, it’s becoming more common-place for regular Americans to consider this surgery. Although this procedure is a popular choice for many people, its high cost […]

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