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Frequently Asked Questions

Pillar 2: Screening

Do all health benefit plans have to include coverage for cancer screening?

Yes, as with other CEO Cancer Gold Standard requirements that involve health benefit plans, all enrolled employees and covered dependents must be included, and all plans (fully insured as well as self-insured) must be included and provide cancer screening at either no cost or at a reasonable cost-sharing level.

Which cancer screenings have to be covered in all health benefit plans?

An organization must cover tests and cancer-screening procedures approved by the FDA, and recommended by the CDC, for the prevention of cancer for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer.