As part of federal health care reform, BCBSVT will cover certain in-network evidence-based preventive services at no cost to members for members covered by a plan that began after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed.
How does the Affordable Care Act define
ACA defines preventive services as:
- Evidence-based items or services that are given an ‘A’ or ‘B’ rating by the U.S. Preventive Task Force.
- Evidence-informed preventive care and screenings for infants, children and adolescents supported by Health Resources and Services Administration.
- Additional preventive care and screenings for women as supported by Health Resources and Services Administration.
- Immunizations that are recommended by the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (CDC).
For more information about preventive care, read our
Understanding Preventive Care brochure.
If your plan is compliant with the Affordable Care Act,
here is a list of preventive benefits.