John Hickman Quoted in Health Plan Week
In the Press
March 5, 2012
John Hickman was quoted in a Health Plan Week article discussing a bulletin CMS’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight released, which suggested that employer contributions to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HASs) could be taken into account when determining actuarial value (AV) of qualified health plans.
“Contributions made by an individual (e.g., salary reduction) would not be included in the AV calculation,” Hickman said. “While the guidance is a step in the right direction for account-based plans, there are still many stairs to climb.”