Thursday, April 3, 2014

Congress Repeals ACA Cap on Small Group Health Plan Deductibles

Good news we first teased here is now official.  From DataPath:
Congress yesterday passed legislation that eliminates the $2,000/$4,000 cost-sharing caps imposed on small group health plans by Section 1302(c)(2) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 
Originally introduced in the House as H.R. 4302, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” was approved by the Senate in a 64-35 bipartisan vote. The bill now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign it this week. 
Once the legislation becomes law, small employers will be able to continue offering higher-deductible health plans with HRAs, HSAs, and FSAs – reducing overall costs of health insurance, driving consumerism, and making consumer-driven account-based arrangements more attractive for employers. ...