Benefit Legal Notices
The City of Seattle is required by law to share post benefits related notices. Here you will find legal notices on the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the City's Privacy Policies, Women's Health and Cancer Rights, and the Creditable Coverage Disclosure.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Continuation Coverage Rights Under Cobra
Credible Coverage Disclosure
Women's 1998 Health and Cancer Rights Act
As required by the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, the group health plans offered by the City of Seattle provide coverage for the following services to an individual receiving plan benefits in connection with a mastectomy:
- Reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy has been performed;
- Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance; and
- Prosthesis and physical complications for all stages of a mastectomy, including lymphedemas (swelling associated with the removal of lymph nodes).
A 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, copays, and/or coinsurance amounts that are consistent with those that apply to other benefits under the plan. Contact your health plan for more information.