Abortion will be covered by a Providence plan only if there is a severe threat to the mother or if the fetus cannot be sustained, according to the
In 2018 the state Legislature passed the Reproductive Parity Act, requiring state-regulated insurance plans to cover termination of pregnancy as of
Even though Providence has invoked the conscience clause, it still must give written notice to insurance customers of services it refuses to cover and how customers can otherwise access those services.
"I'm pleased some customers will have an additional choice for their health insurance," said Kreidler,
"But before we could approve these plans, we had to know how women selecting this insurer would access the critical reproductive services they might need and that Providence objected offering," he said.
Providence is required to inform participants in the plan seeking abortion services it does not cover that they can contact the Washington state
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