Getting preventive health care could become cheaper for people who have insurance. Under the new federal health law, insurance companies have to tweak their plans to eliminate co-payments and deductibles for preventive services.
In Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross says the company has already set its prices to encourage people to seek out preventive care.
Post: Things like mammography. Immunizations are generally free of co-pays. Nutritional counseling, most of our programs offer four to six nutritional counseling visits per year with no co-payments on it, and routinely lab and pathology benefits usually have no co-pay on it as well.
Scott Post is the company’s health reform vice president.
The changeover technically begins in September, but many people won’t see a pricing change until they renew their policy.
You can go to healthcare.gov to find out which services will covered by the new law.