Maryland Employers: Clarification on Maryland’s Required Coverage of Male Sterilization and High Deductible Health Plans

Effective 1/1/2018, Maryland's Contraceptive Equity Act requires all health insurance carriers to cover male sterilization (vasectomy) procedures as preventative care, thus excluding these procedures from deductibles. However, this deductible prohibition is suspended for high deductible health plans (HDHP).  Otherwise, insurers and nonprofit health service plans providing coverage for male sterilization under individual, group, or blanket health insurance policies or contracts... Read More