Preventive Benefits

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Definition - What does Preventive Benefits mean?

Preventive benefits pay for visits to health facilities in order to get tests and screenings aimed not at curing or treating diseases, but to detect them early or prevent them from developing in the first place.

The Affordable Care Act bans out-of-pocket spending and deductibles for these preventive services.

Insuranceopedia explains Preventive Benefits

Preventive benefits are free under the Affordable Care Act.

15 preventive services fall under this category, including:

  • Diabetes 2 screenings
  • Blood pressure tests
  • HIV tests

For women, there are 11 services, including breastfeeding consults and cancer screenings.

For children, there are 14, and include vision screenings and height, weight, and body mass measurements.


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