Mass. Insurers Pledge to Keep Key Benefits of Federal Healthcare Law

June 19, 2012

The largest health insurers in Massachusetts say they plan to keep two popular provisions of the federal healthcare law even if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to overturn it.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Tufts Health Plan said in statements to The Boston Globe they would continue to allow young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance plans up to age 26.

They also say they would cover an array of preventive services with no copayments, as outlined by the federal law. That includes certain immunizations and screening for diabetes, depression, and colorectal and breast cancer.

Blue Cross Chief Executive Andrew Dreyfus says the benefits provide stability to membership. The Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling on the law this month.

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