(Closed) Is anyone else getting free birth control? (US bees)

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@PinkMagnolia:  Really? Free?

I have Kaiser and I have to pay $10 each time I get a refill. Definitely worth looking into though.

When I was in college I went through Planned Parenthood and it was completely free. Those were the days.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I don’t get free bc, I wish! I have to pay a $5 copay

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I pay like $65 a month for NuvaRing. Definitely not free. The Obamacare stuff doesn’t kick in immediately for everyone — it’s whenever your insurance renews.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When I was getting birth control I had to pay quite a bit for it (almost full price).  My insurance only covered maybe two types of birth control that doctors don’t give out anymore.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Since Obamacare started, insurance went up from $300 at my school to $750.

That’s all I have to say.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My insurance is deeming any pill with the same type of hormone “the same thing” regardless of amounts, combo, schedule, etc.  So, while some pills are being covered because mine is a 3-month pack it is, of course, not covered any differently than before. Needless to say, I was not thrilled.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

My birth control is free, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. From what I understand, the benefit was supposed to kick in August 1, but some insurers are waiting until the 1st of the year.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t think mine covers  since its 35 still 45 bucks a pop .

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m supposed to be getting my generic bc free (Ocella). But I haven’t figured out how it works.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

From what I understand it will start working when your insurance renews, but I’m not sure if thats correct or not.  I had to pay my copay last month – $20 for a generic.  I could really use that extra $20!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

It’s true that the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”…) requires health insurance companies to cover all the costs for contraceptives.. HOWEVER, health insurance companies can choose to implement this on 8/1/2012 (when the legislation went into effect), OR on a subscriber’s renewal after 8/1/12.  So if your policy renews on 1/1/13, you will not get free contraceptive or women’s preventive health coverage until 1/1/13.  This depends on the health insurance company, so you can call up your company’s customer service dept to ask what they are doing.

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