The Affordable Care Act requires non-grandfathered group health plans to cover certain preventive services without cost-sharing. Effective for the first plan year that began on or after August 1, 2012, this requirement includes coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity, as prescribed by a health care provider.

The Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued a final rule addressing the contraceptives mandate for religious employers and nonprofit religious organizations, discussed briefly below. Generally speaking, the final rule follows the proposed rule, with a few modifications.


Click here to download the final details on Contraceptive Coverage