Notice of “Women’s Health and Cancer Act”
The United States Congress passed into law the Women’s Health and Cancer Act of 1998. This Act includes required coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomies.
Members who elect to have reconstructive surgery in connection with a covered mastectomy will have coverage for:
- all stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed;
- surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance; and prostheses and treatment of physical complications at all stages of the mastectomy, including lymph edemas; in a manner determined in consultation with the attending physician and the patient.
This coverage will be subject to the same provisions that are generally applicable under your policy.
If you have questions concerning this coverage, please call Customer Service 1-800-472-2363.