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Willis Towers Watson Insider offers specifics on health care and retirement benefit regulations, case law and policy, as well as insights into historical trends and future directions. This issue focuses on final regulations that will make less expensive health coverage more widely available and legislative proposals to expand health accounts.

Agencies expand definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance

The final regulations expand the maximum coverage period for STLDI from less than three months to less than 12 months (up to 36 months with renewals or extensions). Read more.

Legislative proposals would expand HSAs and repeal or delay ACA taxes and mandates

House bills would raise HSA contribution limits, expand HSA eligibility, allow greater flexibility in using HSA funds, repeal the medical device excise tax and more. Read more.

House bill would extend employer primary payment period for ESRD

The provision is a revenue raiser aimed at enabling Medicare and Medicaid to better address opioid and other substance use disorders. Read more.