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Health Plan Q&A

2021 – 10/05 Three federal agencies, including the IRS, have issued a series of Q&As that address aspects of COVID-19 under the CARES Act, HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act. The Q&As cover preventive services, HIPAA nondiscrimination and wellness programs. For example, can a group health plan offer participants a premium discount for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? The answer? Yes, if the premium discount complies with various wellness program regulations. However, a group health plan generally can’t condition eligibility for benefits or coverage for otherwise covered items or services to treat COVID-19 on participants, beneficiaries, or enrollees being vaccinated. To read the Q&As: https://bit.ly/3FhrgCV

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