2022 MLR Rebate Checks to Be Issued Soon to Fully Insured Plans

As a reminder, insurance carriers are required to satisfy certain medical loss ratio (“MLR”) thresholds. This generally means that for every dollar of premium a carrier collects with respect to a major medical plan; it should spend 85 cents in the large group market (80 cents in the small group market) on medical care and activities to improve health care quality. If these thresholds are not satisfied, rebates are available to employers in the form of a premium credit or check.

If a rebate is available, carriers are required to distribute MLR checks to employers by September 30, 2022.

Importantly, employers must distribute any amounts attributed to employee contributions to employees and handle the tax consequences (if any).

This does not apply to self-funded plans.

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