More Government Diktats (Obey or Go To Jail)


This week the government released new diktats requiring, among other things, that preventative care benefits extends to transgender individuals………………

New Guidance (Diktat) on Preventive Care and Deductibles
This week, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury jointly released a new FAQ on the coverage of preventive services. The notice includes clarification on contraception coverage, advanced preventive breast cancer screenings, coverage for transgender individuals and coverage for dependent children. The guidance clarified that insurers must cover without cost-sharing at least one form of contraception in each of the 18 FDA identified methods. It must also cover clinical services, including education and counseling, necessary for obtaining contraception. However, insurers can continue to use cost-sharing on products so long as one version is available without cost-sharing, such as covering a generic but not a brand name. Providers can override these if they determine that a product is medically necessary… Read More