According to new data, only Cigna covers the cost of 3D mammography exams. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)

Health plan details — often containing critical information about one’s coverage — are still being overlooked, or not looked at all, by many consumers. This fact jumped out starkly in new research about women and breast cancer screening coverage.

In data based on input from 1,500 adult women with health insurance, nonprofit Bright Pink found far too many women in the study group thought they had robust screening coverage when they didn’t actually have it.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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