Smoking cessation covered by health insurance


By Vincent Plymell

Special to The SUN

The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) encourages consumers to become familiar with the smoking cessation benefits provided in their health insurance.

These days, under the ACA, health insurance companies and employer group health plans (sometimes called self-funded plans) must cover counseling and intervention for tobacco use with no out-of-pocket costs — meaning no co-payments or coinsurance costs to the insured.