Posted October 08, 2018 12:04:11 Arizona’s health insurance industry is about to offer implants that cost less than $100.
The company, Kia, announced Monday that it would begin offering breast implants at no cost to customers.
KiaInsurance, which is based in Arizona, will offer the implants for no more than $49.95 per month, which will cover the initial surgery, according to Kia’s announcement.
Breast implants are typically much more expensive than a CT scan because they use the body’s own immune system to fight infection.
The Arizona Health Insurance Plan (AHIP) announced last year that it was planning to offer the breast implants to customers starting in 2018.
The plan is one of the few insurers that covers mammograms and other invasive procedures, but it is the only one that offers implants at all.
The plan is offering the implants at a rate of $49 per month for an initial surgery and $79.95 for a second one.
The prices will increase to $79 per month and $99.95 each for a third and fourth surgery.
KiaInsurances spokeswoman Karen Gorman said the company plans to offer at least 100 implants at $49, but she did not provide a timeline for the rollout.KIAInsurance will start selling the implants on Oct. 1.KMAB News Service, a division of KMA, is a program of the California-based Kaiser Family Foundation.
KMAB’s coverage is dedicated to health coverage for patients in California.
Kairos, an Arizona-based health insurance company, has also announced it will offer breast augmentation services.
In March, the company announced it would be offering implants to new and existing customers at no additional cost, starting in September 2018.
Kaios is offering breast augments to all customers who signed up for a plan from March 2017 through Sept. 2019, with an additional $79 for a first surgery and no cost for a subsequent surgery.
In a statement, Kaios said it is working with the Arizona Department of Health to get the breast implant procedure covered under the state’s comprehensive health plan, which includes mammograms.
The company said it will provide a new procedure that it said will be less invasive than the previous one, which would not involve a CT or MRI scan.
“In addition to providing a new breast augment procedure, Kairos is also working with state regulators to ensure that its customers have access to affordable insurance coverage for breast auguments,” the statement said.