The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most private health insurance plans provide contraceptive coverage has been the focus of ongoing litigation in the federal courts. In response to recent Supreme Court actions in the Hobby Lobby and College of Wheaton cases, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued an interim final rule and a proposed rule on August 22, 2014 addressing how some employers with religious objections to birth control can comply with the contraceptive coverage requirement when offering health insurance to their workers.
A new infographic and fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation walk women through the key questions to help them identify whether their employer-based insurance is required to provide contraceptive coverage. These materials are an important resource for understanding the current implementation of the ACA’s contraceptive coverage requirement, in light of the recently issued HHS regulations and ongoing legal challenges.
For more information about the ACA and women’s health coverage, visit kff.org.