CDPHP Offers No-Cost Health Benefits to Women

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As health care reform takes shape, CDPHP is proud to offer preventive health benefits to women.

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“We believe providing these services at no cost to our members is a big step toward improving access to important health service for women,” said Dr. John Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP.

CDPHP® is pleased to announce new no-cost health benefits which will soon be available to women. Beginning on August 1, 2012, CDPHP will offer additional preventive services for women, including contraception, breastfeeding equipment, as well as domestic violence screenings and counseling, at no cost share to our members.

CDPHP believes the Affordable Care Act helps make prevention affordable and accessible to more Americans by eliminating the cost sharing for preventive health services. The law also requires insurance companies cover additional preventative health benefits for women. While CDPHP already covered many of these mandated benefits, we’re adding additional benefits at no cost to our members.

Below is a list of preventive health services for women, covered at no cost to CDPHP members:

  •     Well-woman visits
  •     Screening for gestational diabetes
  •     HPV testing for women 30 years and older
  •     Sexually-transmitted infection counseling
  •     Contraceptive counseling
  •     FDA-approved contraceptive methods: NEW
  •     Breastfeeding support and counseling
  •     Breastfeeding supplies: NEW
  •     Domestic violence screenings and counseling: NEW

“Studies have shown that women delay or avoid critical screenings when costs are involved,” said Dr. John D. Bennett, president and CEO of CDPHP. “We believe that providing these services at no cost to our members is a big step toward improving access to important health service for women,” added Bennett who noted that chronic diseases, which are responsible for 7 in 10 deaths in the United States and account for 75 percent of health care costs, are often preventable.

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984 as a physician-founded, member-focused, and community-based not-for-profit health plan, CDPHP and its affiliates are uniquely positioned to serve as a model of quality and health value, offering members in 24 counties throughout New York a full array of innovative products. Visit CDPHP at http://www.cdphp.com or on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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