U.S. - Starting Wednesday, August 1, millions of women will no longer have to pay for birth control.
The provision is part of the Affordable Health Care Act.
The department of Health and Human Services estimates 47 million women will benefit from the provision.
August 1 also marks the deadline for health insurers to pay out $1.1 billion in rebates.
Companies that spent less than 80 percent of premiums on patient care must refund the difference.
The average rebate is $152 per family.