Proposal Would Allow Permanent HDHP Waiver for Telehealth Services

Sen. John Kennedy, (R-La), has introduced the Telehealth HSA Act. The Act would make permanent the ability of high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to waive the deductible for telehealth services without causing plan participants to lose the ability to contribute to a health savings account (HSA). Temporary relief was granted under the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (CAA 2023) further extends relief to December 31, 2024.