Section 60: HMO High Deductible Plans and Health Savings Accounts

The commissioner shall not disapprove a health maintenance contract on the basis that it includes a deductible that is consistent with the requirements for a high deductible plan as defined in section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code and implementing regulations or guidelines; provided, however, that the maximum deductible shall not be greater than the maximum annual contribution to a health savings account permitted under section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code. A deductible equal to the maximum annual contribution to a health savings account shall only be approved for products which include a health savings account permitted under said section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Summary: 
An HMO can include a maximum deductible consistent with the maximum contribution requirements allowed for a federally-established Health Savings Account.