Woman waiting in doctor's officePreviously, preventative care only applied to services that werenot provided in response to a particular condition, such as annualphysicals. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The U.S. Department of Treasury released a notice Wednesday that could have majorimplications for high-deductible health plans by allowing plans topay for certain services even if a patient has not yet met theirdeductible.

“We are pleased and proud that the Treasury Department ispursuing valuable guidance to increase the usefulness of healthsavings accounts (HSAs),” said American Benefits Council (Council)President James A. Klein in a statement.

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