KENOSHA — A mammogram should be part of any preventative health care plan for women over 50. So when a Kenosha woman was assured hers would be completely covered by insurance — and wasn’t — she and her husband turned to Contact 6.
Sharon Perry takes care of her family by cooking healthy meals and takes care of herself by getting regular mammograms.
Sam Perry called his insurance company to see if a mammogram would be covered.
“If a mammogram isn’t covered for a woman, I find that very upsetting,” said Sharon Perry, who then decided to call Contact 6.
Contact 6 reached out to Sam Perry’s former employer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and to Blue Cross Blue Shield.
"You were advised that the mammogram services would be covered at 100%. As a result of the misinformation given, BCBSM will reimburse you."“We are collectively feeling the pinch of the costs of health care going up and our benefits going down,” said Debby Deutsch, a patient advocate with Patient Care Partners.
“I’m happy about it,” said Sharon Perry.
Fiat Chrysler Auto says the Perrys plan was subject to cost-share in 2018. The Perrys don’t think mammograms should count toward out-of-pocket expenses.
Under the Affordable Care Act, women’s preventative health care must be covered without cost-share, but there are exceptions.
The Perrys have since opted for a plan with more coverage.