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Massachusetts ACCESS Law: Understanding Required Contraceptive Coverage

When:
Friday, July 30, 2021, 12:00 PM until 12:30 PM
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Lindsay De Santis
781-933-1107 (p)
Category:
Community Event
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Attendees, please mute your phone upon entering the session
The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association and the Massachusetts Division of Insurance  (DOI) are hosting a webinar on the Massachusetts ACCESS Law:  Understanding Required Contraceptive Coverage, scheduled for Friday, July 30, 2021, from 12 – 12:30 p.m.   
 
Massachusetts ACCESS Law: Understanding required contraceptive coverage, including for 12 month prescriptions
A February 2021 article in Commonwealth magazine by reporter Sarah Betancourt has focused attention on a 2017 law that among other things allows women to receive a 12-month supply of birth control, instead of requiring them to visit a pharmacy each month. The problem, the article pointed out, is that no one promoted the 12-month provision so hardly anyone took advantage of it. 
 
In an effort to increase awareness, the DOI is hosting a virtual meeting in collaboration with MPhA on July 30, 2021 from 12:00 – 12:30 to clarify insurance benefits for contraceptive coverage, including required coverage for up to a 12-month contraceptive prescription.  
 
During the meeting, Kevin Beagan, Deputy Commissioner for the Health Care Access Bureau, will discuss covered benefits, required waiver of cost-sharing and the availability of filling a 12-month prescription after the first contraceptive prescription is provided to a person.  Following the DOI presentation there will be time for individuals to ask questions that may be used in a future Question and Answer document.  
 
Those who are able to attend should join the Webinar, or if participating by telephone, by dialing 857-327-9245. Phone conference ID 139 968 190#

For those unable to participate on Friday, July 30 at 12:00 p.m., a second session will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.. The meeting will also be recorded.