The Future of Telehealth Is Uncertain

The CARES Act allows telehealth services to be included under HDHPs until December 31, 2021, and some are hopeful that will be extended.

Normally, if an HDHP waives the deductible for any services other than preventive care, it loses its status as a qualified HDHP and participants are not eligible to contribute or receive employer contributions to a health savings account (HSA). Section 3701 of the CARES Act created a temporary safe harbor allowing HDHPs to cover telehealth services and other remote care without cost to participants before their deductibles are met. Read More: PlanSponsor

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