The District of Columbia does not require that local insurance policies provide coverage for birth control. Because of this, some individual plans not part of a group/private employer package currently do not cover birth control. Women business owners in Washington, DC deserve better.
Sign the petition to the DC Insurance Commissioner so that insurers cover birth control.
Update: Thanks to the DCISB for responding to our petition. You can continue to show your support for requiring health insurers in DC to cover birth control by signing this petition.
The Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has not made any changes in its position regarding contraceptive coverage in individual health insurance under Commissioner Gennet Purcell or prior to Commissioner Purcell’s appointment.
In fact, mandated coverages for insurance are not at the discretion of the insurance commissioner, but rather mandated coverages are those that are required by DC law. Contraceptive coverage is not now, nor has it ever been, a mandated coverage in DC. The Department has no authority to force insurance companies to provide contraceptive coverage.
DISB has researched its recent consumer complaint history and found no complaints about individual health insurance not covering contraception. It is surveying insurance companies writing individual health insurance in the District of Columbia and, while responses are still coming in, has found that there are individual plans available in DC that provide contraceptive coverage.
Posted 2009-11-20 22:28:52 UTC