Great news–perhaps the IRS really does care!!
While the Maryland legislature still has work to do to fix the “free vasectomies” insurance mandate for future years so as to not disqualify Health Savings Accounts-qualified High Deductible Health Plans, the IRS has granted retroactive relief for 2018 and for 2019 as well if needed. So employees and individuals can once again make pre-tax contributions to their HSAs for 2018 and contributions made earlier this year will not be subjected to penalties. Note—You must still have an otherwise HSA-qualified HDHP and the vasectomy clause must be the only reason for HSA disqualification. Following is an excerpt from the IRS. Read more