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Small Business Employee Benefits and HR Blog

How Health Care Insurance Reform Affects HRAs (Health Reimbursement Accounts)

The health care reform bill creates the following restriction on the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs):

      • Beginning in 2011, non-prescribed over-the-counter drugs will no longer be qualified medical expenses

    Health care reform also includes several incentives for employers to switch to HRAs and individual policies over the next few years.