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On July 17, 2019 the IRS released Notice 2019-45 resolving a preventive care problem that has been plaguing many high deductible health plans (“HDHPs.”). The Affordable Care Act’s free preventive care mandate appears to be working. People are catching medical problems sooner. As a result, many employers have embraced the concept of free preventive care and want to go a step further – providing free preventive care for certain chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. However, they have run into a snag. Under IRS guidance, treatment for chronic conditions is not “preventive care” and covering it before the deductible is met jeopardizes the plan’s status as an HDHP. Read More ›
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