While prior authorization is not required, Blue Shield of California members should become familiar with all of the conditions of the program for proper reimbursement. The abortion services must be provided by a licensed practitioner in a state other than the member’s residence where pregnancy termination can be lawfully provided.
Posts related to abortion coverage within health insurance plans in California.
Most California Health Plans Include Abortion as A Covered Health Care Benefit
Does my Medi-Cal insurance cover my abortion? Yes. Is my private insurer required to cover my abortion? Yes for most people. California law is clear that abortion care is basic health care, and most insurance plans must cover basic health care services. This requirement does not apply to employers that provide “self-funded” health care coverage or grandfathered plans.
Multi-State health plans limit abortion coverage
Multi-State health plans offered in most states limit coverage for abortions to what is considered therapeutic or non-excepted abortions. Abortions will only be covered under the Multi-State Plans (MSP) in the cases of harm to the mother’s health or conception as a result of rape or incest. Elective abortions are not a covered benefit under MSPs. Multi-State […]
Blue Shield and Blue Cross struggle with renewal letters to members
In the confusing landscape of health insurance regulations post ACA implementation, numerous health insurance companies have sent out renewal letters to members with errors. Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Health Net and even Covered California have had to send follow-up letters to correct erroneous information. Unfortunately, this incorrect correspondence only leads to more confusion surrounding the benefits and renewal […]
Women are too dumb to make life decisions
With Gov. Dalrymple signing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, he has effectively declared that women are too dumb to make decisions concerning life and their bodies. Pro-life legislators in North Dakota, Kansas and other states firmly believe that the state must protect a woman from herself. Single moms are moochers […]
Why do we have 50 different definitions of women’s privacy?
We continually see legislators in different states introducing and passing legislation that’s an invasion of privacy or a restricting health care services for women.
Sacramento gathers to rally against the war on women
Residents from all over the Sacramento region gathered on the north steps of the State Capitol Wednesday evening in solidarity against onerous laws and restrictions aimed at restricting women’s rights and reproductive health options.
How the Republican Party lost this old white guy’s vote
Unfortunately for the Republican Party, they have chosen to take positions on many issues that just seem contrarian to the everyday life that I lead.