#KTBrief | Trump Administration Continues to Work On Health Reform Changes

The Trump Administration is working on several proposals that could impact employer plans in the near future. One is a modification of the federal preventive care requirements, which among other things, requires most employer plans to cover most forms of contraceptives at the first-dollar level.  The administration is planning on releasing a regulation soon that would expand the religious exemption to the contraceptive coverage mandate and would make it easier for an employer to qualify. The federal Department of Health and Human Services also recently publicly asked for information about how they can reduce the regulatory burden on health insurance consumers, including employer plans, and improve health insurance options. They plan to use the results of the information request to make changes to existing regulatory requirements on benefit plans and health insurers.