Proposed Bill Would Roll Back HRA Penalties

BenefitsPro.com recently published an article related to HRA's and small employer compliance issues.  With the ACA in full effect, employers need to stay on top of all the new regulations and penalties.  For those utilizing an HRA, the new bill would change the new rules that disallow small groups from using HRA's to pay employees for health costs:

Employers would be able to use standalone reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to compensate employees for health care expenses under a bipartisan bill recently introduced in Congress.

The Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (H.R. 2911 and S 1697) would roll back Treasury Department guidance that prohibits employers from using standalone HRAs to compensate employees for health care-related expenses.

You can also review our previous blog posts on this topic: