Did you know that all health insurance plans regulated by the Affordable Care Act, regardless of the metal tier, cover preventative care free of charge? Preventative care is one of the 10 essential health benefits required to be included in ACA-compliant plans and is not just for your annual wellness exam. Everyone should make sure to schedule a doctor’s visit at least once per year to check in on their health. Preventative care is just that, preventative, and can help address health problems before they get worse.

Please review below some of the free preventative care benefits covered by ACA-compliant health insurance plans. Grandfathered health insurance plans may or may not cover preventative care free of charge (plans that started before the ACA was introduced).

Free Preventative Care

  • Annual wellness exam
  • Child screenings – Diabetes, Weight, Height & BMI, Vision and hearing tests, Pelvic exam, Pap and HPV tests, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for adolescents
  • Child immunizations – Hepatitis A & B, Tetanus, Influenza, Haemophilus Influenza Type B (HiB), Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV), Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMP), Pneumonia, Varicella (chickenpox), Rotavirus, Meningococcal & Human Pappilomavirus (HPV)
  • Adult screenings – blood pressure, diabetes, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, osteoporosis
  • Adult immunizations- Hepatitis A & B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMP), Pneumonia, Tetanus, Varicella (chicken pox), Influenza (flu) and Zoster (shingles).
  • Adult counseling – Domestic Violence, Family Planning & Breast-feeding Support

Please let us know if you have any questions about your plan benefits. We at Solid Health Insurance Services strive to help our clients find the right health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance which best fits their medical needs and budget. Please contact us at 310-909-6135 or email us at info@solidhealthinsurance.com so that we may better assist you.