Health Reimbursement Arrangement Frequently Asked Questions

A Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is part of consumer driven healthcare. While HRAs have the same basic legal guidelines as other types of reimbursement accounts, they differ in that they’re funded exclusively by the sponsoring employer. Funding amounts and eligible expenses are unique to each employer.

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QSEHRA: A Brief History and FAQs

The Cures Act allows small employers to offer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to their workforce to help cover the cost of medical expenses and health insurance premiums for themselves and their families. Employers and workers alike have questions about how a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) will affect them. Legal experts are in the process of interpreting the law, but here’s a list of some QSEHRA FAQs and their answers that are generally agreed upon.

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Whitepaper: Student Loan Repayment Assistance Plans Can Help TPAs Thrive in a Challenging Market

Flexible Compensation: More than Healthcare Adding Compensation Management Services Can Help TPAs Thrive in a Challenging Market Employer-sponsored benefits come in many different forms. Most commonly, benefit packages include health and life insurance coverage, paid time off, healthcare spending accounts, and retirement plans. However, there is another form of flexible compensation that is becoming steadily more desirable – student loan reimbursement accounts. In this up-and-coming, underserved market, third party benefits administrators have an opportunity to

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COVID-19 Claims Run Out Extension for FSA and HRA Plans

On April 29, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL), and other federal agencies published a final notice providing COVID-19 relief guidance on COBRA extensions. The notice also extended run out periods for health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plans. Learn more about the COVID-19 claims run out extension and what it means for third party administrators, employers and participants. COVID-19 Claims Run Out Extension The final notice, now available

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New Captain Contributor HRA Materials from DataPath: Press Release

DataPath releases new HRA materials for award-winning employee engagement program LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (September 24, 2019) – DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for employer-sponsored benefits, announced today that it has released new materials for its award-winning The Adventures of Captain Contributor™ education and engagement program. Focused on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), these new materials include a comic book, video, and fact sheets. In the new comic book and video, benefits superheroes Captain

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IRS and Other Agencies to Create New HRA Types

The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) issued a final rule to create two new types of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The newly created Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA) and the Excepted Benefit HRA will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

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