Many Catholic Universities, Hospitals Already Cover Contraception In Their Health Insurance Plans By Igor Volsky on Feb 7, 2012 University of Scranton, for example, appears to specifically cover contraception. The University of San Francisco offers employees two health plans, both of which cover abortion, contraception and sterilization Also problematic is the Jesuit University of Scranton. One of its health insurance plans, the First Priority HMO, lists a benefit of contraceptives when used for the purpose of birth control. DePaul University in Chicago covers birth control in both its fully insured HMO plan and its self-insured PPO plan and excludes elective abortion, said spokesman John Holden, adding that the 1,800 employee-university responded to a complaint from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission several years ago and added artificial contraception as a benefit to its Blue Cross PPO. Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., offers employee health insurance via the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, a consortium of Christian Bible and other private college and universities. Its plan excludes abortion, but probably covers artificial contraception as a prescription drug, said C. Gregg Conroy, the executive director of the TICUA Benefit Consortium. Many Catholic Universities, Hospitals Already Cover Contraception In Their Health Insurance Plans | ThinkProgress Much ado about Obama than birth control.