On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed legislation that extends employers’ option to provide pre-deductible coverage of telehealth services for their employees with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) designed to be compatible with health savings accounts (HSAs), for the months of April through December 2022 only. This relief/flexibility is included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022.
Kaiser Permanente has not made any plan changes for its HSA-compatible HDHP plans, as this would require filing and approval from state regulators. This optional change to an employer’s health plan coverage will be considered by Kaiser Permanente on a case-by-case basis if requested by an employer group.
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