HSA Update to Contraceptive Equity Act in Maryland
On 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 End excerpt
Important Notice: Maryland-based employers who renewed or began health coverage 1/1/18
In 2016, Maryland passed a Contraceptive Equity Act requiring commercial health insurance plans to provide coverage for male sterilization service without a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible.