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High deductible health plans cover COVID-19 treatment

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IRS Notice 2020-15 provides that a high deductible health plan (HDHP) can pay for testing and treatment of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) without imposing a deductible. This is welcome news for employers who are looking for ways to address health issues relating to COVID-19. 

The takeaway

Employers who want to provide COVID-19 testing and treatment for free to employees who are covered by a HDHP can work with their health insurers to provide these benefits.

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Craig O’Donnell

Workforce of the Future, Rewards and Well-Being Leader, PwC US

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