Who Should Cover the Cost of Contraception?
"Employees have the ability and the right to speak to their benefits manager," attorney Rashke says. "There's no reason an employee can't go to the benefits manager and say, 'I notice in my prescription coverage there's an exclusion for contraception.' That's the first step." If you don't want to do it on your own, Rashke advises talking to other women you work with to see if they will take the concerns to the benefits manager as a group.
"One person can do a lot by raising the issue at cocktail parties, writing a letter to the editor ... just point out this lack of coverage that so many of us haven't even thought about," she says.