It's the Law: In the mail last week came a notice from the health insurance plan that covers my employees. There's a federal law that requires health plans to cover breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The health plans, and by extension I, am required to remind enrollees yearly that such a benefit exists. (Funny, I'm not required by law to remind them about other benefits in the insurance plan.) Strangely, the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 does not require mastectomies be covered in the first place. Apparently, maintaining appearances is more important than providing therapy - at least in the eyes of the law.
posted by Sydney on
1/02/2005 08:33:00 AM