Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act: IRS Grants Transition Relief, Male Sterilization is Not Preventive

The IRS announced in Notice 2018-12 that health plans providing benefits for male sterilization or male contraceptives without a deductible, or with a deductible below the minimum deductible for a high deductible health plan (HDHP) are NOT considered HDHPs.  Individuals with plans treating male sterilization procedures as a preventive benefit will be offered transition relief until 2020.  These individuals will... Read More

Employers with Employees Residing in Maryland and 1040 Health Coverage Reporting

Maryland employers are required to notify their employees that they may qualify for State and Federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). This notice is necessary for your employees to prepare their 2017 taxes.   The notice must be in electronic or written format and include the following statements: 1. This employee may be eligible for the Federal and State Earned... Read More