The IRS announced in Notice 2018-12 that health plans providing benefits for male sterilization or male contraceptives without a deductible, or with a deductible below the minimum deductible for a high deductible health plan (HDHP) are NOT considered HDHPs.  Individuals with plans treating male sterilization procedures as a preventive benefit will be offered transition relief until 2020.  These individuals will still be able to fund their HSAs and their plans will be treated as qualified HDHPs.  The transition relief period is designed to allow states to amend their laws in order to be in line with the IRS and Treasury Departments' definitions of preventive services.

 

Read IRS Notice 2018-12

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Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act post 1

 

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