Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act

Women's Health and Cancer Rights Acts (HR4328, Public Law 105-277)

As required by law, listed below is a notice that must be distributed to all employees, retirees, and COBRA participants.

Under the University of Pittsburgh's health plans, coverage will be provided to a member who is receiving benefits for medically necessary mastectomy and who elects breast reconstruction after the mastectomy for:

  1. Reconstruction of the breast on which a mastectomy has been performed
  2. Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance
  3. Prostheses
  4. Treatment of physical complications of all stages of mastectomy, including lymphomas

This coverage will be provided in consultation with the attending physician and the patient, and will be subject to the same co-insurance and any applicable annual deductibles that apply for the mastectomy.