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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.


pdf document icon Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program


pdf document icon Continuation Coverage Rights Under Cobra

Credible Coverage Disclosure

pdf document icon Credible Coverage Disclosure


pdf document icon City of Seattle Privacy Policy

Privacy Policies

pdf document icon City of Seattle Privacy Policy

pdf document icon HRA VEBA Privacy Notice

word document icon Resources for Living Privacy Policy

pdf document icon Vision Provider Privacy Policy

pdf document icon Dental Health Services Privacy Policy

Women's Health

Women's 1998 Health and Cancer Rights Act
Annual Notice

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.