AR State Updates - 2015 Jan 05 No.01

On April 1, 2015, SB 133 was signed into law, creating Act 887. The law requires plans to provide coverage for health care services provided through telemedicine, provided certain requirements and parameters are met. Importantly, for employer-sponsored group health plans a plan cannot apply annual or lifetime dollar maximums for telemedicine services other than maximums that apply to all covered services. Plans also cannot apply benefit limits, coinsurance, copayments or deductibles to telemedicine services unless benefit limits, coinsurance, copayments and deductibles apply to other covered services. Employers sponsoring high-deductible health plans should be diligent when adding required telemedicine coverage to their plans so HSA eligibility is not adversely affected for participants. The law is effective for plans delivered, issued, reissued or extended on or after Jan. 1, 2016.

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