The company announced that it will continue provisions related to coverage of preventive health care services without copay requirements, coverage of dependents up to age 26, lifetime dollar limits, coverage rescissions, and appeals. "The protections we are voluntarily extending are good for people's health, promote broader access to quality care, and contribute to helping control rising health care costs. These provisions make sense for the people we serve, and it is important to ensure they know these provisions will continue," said Stephen Hemsley, president and CEO of UnitedHealth Group. The Supreme Court ruling on several matters pertaining to the health reform law, including the constitutionality of the so-called “individual mandate” to buy health insurance, is expected this month.
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