Contraception coverage (also referred to as the contraception mandate or contraception coverage mandate) is part of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) coverage of preventive health services. Under the ACA, health insurance plans are required to cover all FDA-approved contraception methods for women without any cost-sharing, such as deductibles or co-payments. Those methods include birth control pills, intrauterine devices and sterilization procedures. Employers who do not comply with the contraception mandate will be fined by the IRS.
The US Supreme Court ruled in
On November 6, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenges of seven consolidated cases brought by religious non-profits against the contraceptive mandate. The challenges sought a decision from the Supreme Court overturning the ACA requirement that non-profit groups take any action to opt out of the mandate, allowing them to benefit from the blanket exclusion granted to churches and other religious institutions. Instead of issuing a decision on the merits of religious infringement and the restrictiveness of the accommodation, the Court remanded the
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