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woman getting flu shot Employees with group health care coverage through their employers often benefit from additional services covered as preventive beyond the list required by the ACA. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Affordable Care Act introduced mandatory coverage with no cost-sharing for services that were determined to be preventive. But what exactly is the coverage trying to prevent?

Milliman, a provider of actuarial and related products and service, answered that question in a recent white paper. Preventive services as defined by the ACA are far-reaching and varied, including blood-pressure screening for adults; depression screening for adolescents and adults; intimate partner violence screening for women of reproductive age; and skin cancer behavioral counseling.

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