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HR Quick Take: COVID-19 and Employer-Sponsored Health Plans - March 11, 2020

Q: Can an employer-sponsored health plan cover the COVID-19 test without jeopardizing our employee’s health savings account eligibility AND without cost-sharing?

A: As COVID-19 tests become more widely available, this has become a frequent question. 

Today the IRS issued new guidance allowing high deductible health plans to cover COVID-19 testing and treatment without cost-sharing and without jeopardizing the employee’s HSA eligibility. 

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