Maryland Sick Leave LawOn 3/5/18 the IRS issued Notice 2018-12, providing transition relief on the issue of male sterilization and HSA accounts.  In the notice, the IRS states that:

    • Male Sterilization is NOT preventative care
    • Male Sterilization must include cost sharing payments such as deductibles/co-pays
    • HDHP Policies that mandate payments for male sterilization without cost sharing are NOT qualified for HSA contributions.

    Important notes for 2018 and 2019:

    This is Transition Relief to allow states to pass legislation to fix the mandated coverage for male sterilization.


    Should you have any questions, please reach out to your FosterThomas benefits account manager or customer service representative.

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