Providing Employee Incentives to Waive Coverage

Last summer the federal government funded a new, temporary high-risk insurance pool with $5 billion to cover individuals who cannot obtain private coverage prior to 2014.

A new employer compliance obligation now exists, that is designed to protect those federal funds: The federal government will seek reimbursement to their high risk pool when a claim is incurred by someone who waived employer-sponsored health coverage in exchange for an incentive.

Based on the sparse guidance currently available from the federal government, HUB recommends that employers dismantle incentives.

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