Affordable Care Act Tobacco Cessation Guidance Toolkit

On May 2, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued guidance on insurance coverage of tobacco cessation as a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act. The guidance clarifies that insurance plans should offer access to all U.S. Public Health Service recommended tobacco cessation medications and counseling without cost sharing or prior authorization. This long-awaited guidance offers a great opportunity to ensure that more tobacco users have access to a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit.

Below are a number of materials, including template letters, and resources created and compiled by the American Lung Association to explain this new guidance, and help you utilize the guidance to help smokers quit in your state.  

Factsheets & Materials

Model/Template Policy Language

State Insurance Guidance Examples (External Resources)

Webinars/Video Posts

Other Important Links

Page last updated: February 3, 2020

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