Women's Health & Cancer Rights

January 1, 2012

TO: All Employees Eligible for Health Insurance Benefits
FROM: Maureen M. Dennis, Director of Finance
RE: Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act

The Parkway School District is required by the "Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998" to inform all employees covered under the District's self insured medical plans of the Federal law signed by President Clinton regarding services related to mastectomies.

This Federal law requires a group health plan to provide coverage for the following services to an individual receiving plan benefits in connect with and at the time of a mastectomy.

The group health plan must determine the manner of coverage in consultation with the attending physician and patient. Coverage for breast reconstruction and related services will be subject to deductibles and coinsurance amounts that are consistent with those that apply to other benefits under the plan.