In 2013 FDA-approved birth control prescription drugs and devices are covered with no co-pay.
- Oral contraceptives – generics and brands without a generic equivalent (known as single source brands)
- Diaphragm-based contraceptives (including Nuvaring and Ortho Evra patch)
- Implanted devices (IUDs) and generic injectable contraceptives
- Generic emergency contraceptives (requires a prescription)
What's not included?
- Brand name oral contraceptives, injectables, devices, etc. when there is a generic equivalent available
- An example: Depo-Provera is the brand name and will have a co-pay; the generic, medroxyprogesterone, will not have a co-pay.
- Brand name oral contraceptives with a generic equivalent, even if medically necessary.
- Over-the-counter items, including condoms, spermicides, sponges, etc.
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