As of late, the question of whether birth control can be obtained through an employer’s health care plan has been increasingly contentious and ambiguous. Hoping to shed some light on the role an employer’s religious beliefs would play in providing birth control, the Obama administration revised its birth control policies under the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, the news release only adds confusion to the already convoluted issue.
When it comes to religiously inclined employers, it is unclear if insurance companies, the government, or even a third party organization will pay for coverage. Access to no-copay birth control is still very plausible in most circumstances, the only factor that has changed is the provider.
Here is a simplified look at who will be paying for your birth control and how that will impact you: