On April 1, 2014, Congress passed H.R. 4302, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.” Section 213 of the Act would eliminate the maximum deductible cap that health care reform placed on small employer group health insurance plans. The bill now goes to President Obama, who is expected to pass and sign the bill this week.
The bill once passed, will eliminate the $2000/$4000 deductible max which were imposed on small groups in 2014. In addition, the bill will delay a 24% cut in Medicare physician payments for one year.