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In the meantime, health plan premiums continue to rise with no abatement in sight.
This is due in large part to Obamacare mandates, most noticeably the mandatory coverage of children (as dependents) under age 19 regardless of health conditions.
In IRS Notice 2018-12, the IRS provided a transition period until 2020.
The transition period provides that these male contractive/sterilization state insurance mandates will not cause plans to lose HDHP status for years prior to 2020.
Whether further, meaningful demantling occurs will depend entirely upon the 2012 elections.
As I’ve said countless times before, when the Democrats had the opportunity to shove something down our throats, they should have shoved an effective “single-payer” system instead of this monstrosity cleverly disguised as insurance coverage. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission.To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.A few states (Maryland, Illinois, Vermont, Oregon) have recently imposed insurance mandates requiring male contraceptive/sterilization services be covered at no cost to the participant.Male contraceptives and male sterilization coverage is not considered a preventive service under the HDHP rules.