Health Reimbursement Account | HRA

About

A Health Reimbursement Arrangement is a tax-advantaged benefit that allows both employees and employers to save on the cost of healthcare.

HRA plans are employer-funded medical reimbursement plans where the employer sets aside a specific amount of pre-tax dollars for employees to pay for health care expenses on an annual basis. Based on the plan design, HRAs can generate significant savings in overall health benefits.

HRAs may be designed in many fashions to suit the specific needs of the employer and employees. It is one of the most flexible types of employee benefit plans, making it very attractive to most employers.

Requirements

  • Employer Funded

    All HRAs must be funded by the employer.

  • No Salary Reduction

    An HRA cannot be funded by reducing a participant’s salary.

  • Only Substantiated Expenses

    An HRA may only provide benefits for substantiated medical expenses.