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Compliance Alert: IRS Expands HSA Preventive Care Safe Harbor to Include Chronic Conditions

On July 17, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2019-45, which expands the definition of preventive care benefits that can be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) to include certain chronic conditions. As guidance in the Notice may be relied upon immediately, this alert covers an overview of it and its projected impact on employers and plan participants.