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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Don’t Miss The July 31 Deadline

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Seyfarth Synopsis:  The IRS announced the new rate for calculating the PCORI fee and provided some transition relief, but did not extend the deadline of July 31st for paying the fee. In May, the IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2020-32...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Regulatory Actions Impacting Health Insurers and Managed Care Companies in Response to COVID-19

As health insurers and managed care companies work to serve their patient communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, they must also track and adapt to a multitude of new state and federal COVID-19-related regulatory actions...more

Baker Donelson

Unit Owner Insurance Deductible Responsibility Increased to $10,000

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Legislation enacted during the 2020 session of the Maryland General Assembly increases the amount for which an individual unit owner is responsible where the cause of damage to any portion of the condominium originates in...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

The Made Whole Rule On The Forefront of A Whole Lot of Litigation

The Made Whole Rule and the handling of the insured’s deductible and uninsured losses alongside the subrogation claim remain ever-present topics of discussion amongst subrogation professionals and within subrogation case law....more

Michigan Auto Law

Who Pays the Deductible In A Michigan Car Accident?

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Depending on several factors, if you opted for a deductible on your policy for medical and wage loss benefits, then you will pay. Whether you have to pay a deductible on your collision coverage will depend on whether you were...more

King & Spalding

What Should Providers Be Paid by Health Plans that Waive Patient Financial Responsibility?

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Several health plans have announced that for certain services related to COVID-19 they are waiving patient financial responsibility – e.g., copays, coinsurance, deductibles, etc. The federal government has encouraged these...more

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Families First Legislation Requires First Dollar Coverage for COVID-19 Testing

Effective March 18, 2020, group health plans and health insurance policies are required to pay for COVID-19 testing and related health provider visits, without imposing any cost sharing requirements, such as a deductible,...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

IRS Issues HDHP Coronavirus Relief

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The IRS issued Notice 2020-15 providing that a high deductible health plan (HDHP) will not fail to be a HDHP for allowing first dollar coverage for benefits associated with the testing and treatment of COVID-19. Also, a...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

COVID-19 developments in employee medical insurance

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HDHP and HSA participants - The IRS has expanded prior guidance to allow health plans to pay first-dollar costs for testing and treatment of COVID-19 without jeopardizing the participant’s HSA eligibility. ...more

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Employee Benefits Questions and Answers Related to COVID-19

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As a growing percentage of the workforce is affected by the COVID-19 virus, employers are being asked to respond to benefit-related questions from employees. ...more

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IRS Guidance: High Deductible Health Plans May Waive Deductible for COVID-19 Testing

Employers and health plans that want to provide some relief for participants during the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19) may waive deductibles for COVID-19 testing without...more

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IRS Issues High Deductible Health Plan Guidance Related to COVID-19

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On March 11, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-15, allowing health savings account (HSA)-compatible high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide coverage for testing and treatment of COVID-19-related services without an...more

Cozen O'Connor

IRS Announces High Deductible Health Plans Can Cover COVID-19 Expenses Without Applying a Deductible

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Employers across the country are currently considering what actions to put in place in light of the potential spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). Many employers offer their employees high-deductible health plans that can...more

Locke Lord LLP

High-deductible Health Plans May Cover COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Costs

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Summary - To facilitate the nation’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), also known as the Coronavirus, the Internal Revenue Service advised in IRS Notice 2020-15 that a high-deductible health plan (HDHP),...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

IRS Provides Relief for High-Deductible Health Plans to Cover COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Without Deductibles

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice that allows individuals to participate in a health savings account (HSA) while participating in a high deductible health plan (HDHP) that provides coverage for both the...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

IRS Issues Helpful Coronavirus-Related Guidance for Employers with High Deductible Health Plans

Benefit plan sponsors are responding to participant questions about the coronavirus/COVID-19. In particular, employers’ HR departments are fielding questions about whether their health plan will pay for any necessary testing...more

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IRS Loosens HSA Rules for Coronavirus

On March 11, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-15, to address an important coronavirus issue for high-deductible health plans that are coordinated with health savings accounts (“HSAs”). The guidance paves the way for health...more

Polsinelli

IRS Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Coverage for High Deductible Health Plans

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In response to the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), the Internal Revenue Service advised that a health plan that otherwise satisfies the requirements to be a High Deductible Health Plan (“HDHP”) under section 223(c)(2)(A) will not...more

Clark Hill PLC

IRS: High-Deductible Health Plans Can Cover COVID-19 Screening

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The IRS has published guidance permitting High Deductible Health Plans (“HDHPs”) to cover the costs of screening for the COVID-19 virus....more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Never Fear, The IRS Is Here – With Timely COVID-19 HSA Relief!

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The IRS issued timely relief in response to the pleas of employers/plan sponsors that offer self-insured high deductible health plans (HDHPs) and are eager to amend their HDHPs to encourage COVID-19 testing and treatment....more

Verrill

High-deductible health plans can cover coronavirus costs

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Recognizing the need to eliminate potential administrative and financial barriers to testing for and treatment of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), in Notice 2020-15, posted today on IRS.gov, the IRS advised that...more

Stinson LLP

IRS Issues Coronavirus Relief for High-Deductible Health Plans

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On March 11, the IRS issued Notice 2020-15. The new guidance permits high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to pay for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and treatment without a deductible (or with a deductible below the...more

Dickinson Wright

High Deductible Health Plans and Expenses related to COVID-19

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Many of the nation’s largest insurers have announced that they will be waiving the deductible or other cost-sharing for testing or other expenses related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). ...more

Stoel Rives - World of Employment

HDHPs Can Provide No Cost COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Announces Special Enrollment Period - Today, the IRS issued Notice 2020-15 clarifying that high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) may provide benefits associated with testing and treatment...more

Morgan Lewis - ML Benefits

IRS Modifies HDHP Rules in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

The IRS issued guidance on March 11 that clears the way for employers to offer employees covered by a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) testing and treatment for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with no deductible or at...more

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