Paying for women's health care just got a little bit easier, thanks to a new no co-pay rule.
Birth control, cancer screenings, well-woman exams, and even help with breast-feeding are included in the coverage.
For new parents, Joelle and Tim Byrne, this is exciting news. They say this coverage could save them and other families hundreds of dollars. "With the help of being able to get the breast pump and get what they need to do it, would make it a lot better situation for them," Joelle Byrne.
But there is a catch, the no co-pay is only effective now for women who have just gotten brand new insurance. If you've been in a plan for a while, you can expect to see change when you renew your current plan.
For most, the new benefits will begin within the next year. Even though Joelle and Tim's coverage won't kick in until January 1st, they're looking forward to the benefits it'll bring for their growing family, and for women everywhere.
"You know, the wellness checks and that sort of stuff makes it a lot easier to make sure a woman's prepared for what's to come in the future too," said the Brynes.
If you have any questions about when your no co-pay change will kick in, you should get in touch with your insurance company. From there, you can help plan for the future.
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