Key Features of the Law: Rights & Protections

Jul. 29, 2012 / By

The Affordable Care Act puts you – not insurance companies – back in charge of your health care. The following rights and consumer protections are available through the health care law:

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Uniform Glossary

Most health insurance plans and issuers must provide you with an easy-to-understand summary about a health plan’s benefits and coverage.

Consumer Assistance Program

State Consumer Assistance Programs help you file complaints and appeals, enroll in health coverage, and learn about your rights and responsibilities as a health care consumer.

Appealing Health Plan Decisions

You have the right to ask your plan to reconsider a denial of payment for services.

Preventive Care

You may be eligible to receive recommended preventive health services at no cost.

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