'Faith-based' insurance offered.
The Catholic health insurer based in Peoria, Ill., has offered an HMO plan to participants in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan since 1998, but its new option involves a high-deductible health plan with a health savings account or a health reimbursement arrangement, two choices promoted by the Bush administration to give individuals greater control over their health care spending.
The plan excludes coverage of contraceptives, abortion, sterilization and artificial insemination.
Four million federal workers will choose from among 249 health plans during the Nov. 8-Dec. 13 open enrollment period, when they decide on coverage for 2005.
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|Title Annotation:||U.S. Briefs|
|Publication:||National Catholic Reporter|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Oct 15, 2004|
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