Some good news for health care consumers: a check for you might be in the mail.

The last of rebates to consumers from health insurers were due to be sent out this week. Aug. 1 was the deadline for health insurers to issue rebates or premium credits if they didn't spend at least 80 percent of their 2011 premiums on medical care—and not on administrative costs such as salaries.

Aug. 1 also marked the date that eight new preventative services for women went into effect, also due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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