IRS Allows HDHPs to Pay for COVID-19 Testing, Treatment Pre-Deductible

The IRS has issued new emergency guidance that allows insurers to waive the cost of coronavirus testing and treatment for individuals who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). Major health insurers report they've been concerned that if they can make the change to their high-deductible plans without breaching IRS regulations regarding such plans. Specifically, [...]

By | 2020-04-14T10:26:03-07:00 April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employers Rethink HDHPs as More People Struggle with Medical Bills

A new study has found that more and more large employers are ditching high-deductible health plans as the job market tightens and they need to boost improve their health insurance offerings to retain and attract talent, and saddle their employees with less of the cost burden. The change is also in response to the increasing [...]

By | 2019-12-17T08:05:15-08:00 December 17th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

IRS Eases Access to Chronic Disease Treatment

New guidance from the IRS will help people enrolled in high-deductible health plans get coverage for pharmaceuticals to treat a number of chronic conditions. Under the guidance, medicinal coverage for patients with HDHPs that have certain chronic conditions – like asthma, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and more – will be classified as preventative health services, [...]

By | 2019-09-10T17:18:07-07:00 September 10th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

New Health Savings Account, HDHP limits for 2020

The IRS has announced new health savings account contribution maximums for the 2020 health insurance plan year. Employees who have an HSA linked to a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) will be able to contribute to their HSA up to a certain level to help pay for health care and pharmaceutical expenses. Funds going into your [...]

By | 2019-08-13T12:18:48-07:00 August 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As More Employers Rethink High Deductible Plans, They Tackle Other Costs

A new study has found that more and more large employers are ditching high-deductible health plans as the job market tightens and they need to boost improve their health insurance offerings to retain and attract talent, and saddle their employees with less of the cost burden. The change is also in response to the increasing [...]

By | 2019-05-21T07:55:52-07:00 May 21st, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

HDHP Enrollees More Likely to Consider Costs and Quality

A new study has found that people enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) actually are more likely to consider costs and quality when considering non-emergency care. The 14th annual “Consumer Engagement in Health Care” study by the Employee Benefits Research Institute and market research firm Greenwald & Associates surveyed 2,100 adults, most of whom receive [...]

By | 2019-06-04T09:56:51-07:00 April 16th, 2019|Healthcare, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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