Health Care Benefits: Georgia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: C. R. Wright, Fisher Phillips
- Georgia chose not to establish a state - based Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. See Health Insurance Marketplaces Under the ACA.
- Same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. See Same-Sex Partner Benefits.
- Group health plan policies must include coverage for alcohol and drug abuse treatments. Georgia employers may choose not to cover employees for this benefit. See Mandatory Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coverage.
- Group health plans must provide mental health parity. See Mental Health Parity.
- Group health plans must include coverage for certain maternity and dependent coverage. See Maternity and Dependent Coverage.
- Group health plans must provide coverage for certain other illnesses, diseases and medical and surgical procedures. See Diabetes Coverage; Prostate Cancer Screening Coverage; Mammogram and Pap smear Coverage.
- Group health plans must provide coverage for certain specified health providers. See Coverage for Specified Providers.
- Group health plans must provide coverage for prescription inhalers. See Prescription Drugs.
- Insurers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals for certain reasons. See Prohibition in Insurer Discrimination.