Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

New Report on State Health Insurance Plans to Help Smokers Quit

March
2015

The American Lung Association (ALA) released a report which outlines the coverage for smoking cessation medications for the health insurance exchanges in each state.  The report determined that the majority of plans do not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements for smoking cessation aid coverage.  Only 17% of plans cover all 7 of the smoking cessation medications without cost-sharing or prior authorization.  Read ALA's report here or read the appendix which outlines coverage by state.