The NHLPA is looking into whether the league should change the way its medical insurance works.
The NHL’s Medical Insurance Fund is set to expire at the end of next season, and it’s likely that any changes to the plan would be retroactive to that date.
The organization announced Monday that it will hold a meeting of its Medical Insurance Advisory Committee on Dec. 13 to review the situation.
The decision to extend the insurance is a result of the fact that the NHLPA and its medical staff were told last summer that the plan was not sustainable.
At the time, NHLPA CEO David Andrews said the league had made some “significant changes” to its medical plan, which included increasing the amount of health insurance coverage for players and the use of a pre-existing condition exemption.
The NHLPA will also be evaluating the future of the insurance for other teams and players.
The league says it’s also evaluating the impact of a proposal by the NHL Players’ Association to provide a one-year grace period for teams to pay out the remaining $1 billion of their health insurance contributions if they meet certain financial goals.
The medical plan for the NHL was created in 2010.
Players have to pay the entire premium and deductibles if they’re under the age of 26.
The plan was based on the NHL player cap.
The cap is $72 million and has increased every year since 2010.