Women’s Health and Cancer Rights

Women who have had a mastectomy or expect to have one may be entitled to special benefits under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998. The Health Plan provides several important benefits to help women fighting breast cancer.

The following notice is made on an annual basis:

The Health Plan provides medical and surgical benefits for certain types of reconstructive surgery in connection with a mastectomy. This covers reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed, surgery on the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance, and prostheses and physical complications of all stages of mastectomy, including lymphedemas.

If you have questions, please contact the Participant Services Department toll-free at (877) 866-2200, ext. 401.