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Top 5 Medical and Premium Reimbursement Articles of 2013

December 12, 2013
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Rounding out our top employee health benefits and insurance articles of 2013, here's a look at our top articles on medical and premium reimbursement of 2013. These represent our most read, most commented on, and most shared articles on medical and premium reimbursement this year.top_5_premium_reimbursement

#1) Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans: FAQs

Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans are commonly used as the foundation of a defined contribution health plan. Here are the top three questions from small business owners about setting up and administering a Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plan.

#2) FAQ: Can Owners Participate in Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans?

For small businesses using a Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plan to reimburse employees for individual health insurance premiums, a common question is "can an owner participate in the Section 105 Plan?"

#3) Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans: 6 Advantages for Small Businesses

Stand-alone Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans provide small business owners a tool to offer tax-free health benefits without the cost or complication of group health insurance. This article provides an overview of Section 105 Medical Reimbursement Plans, and six advantages for small business owners.

#4) New Guidance on Tax-Free Reimbursement of Individual Health Insurance

On September 13, 2013, the Department of Labor issued Technical Release 2013-03 which modifies existing annual limit regulations as they pertain to stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for plan years starting on or after January 1st, 2014. The changes present both good news and bad news.

#5) How Healthcare Reimbursement Plans (HRPs) Work With New "Market Reforms"

Healthcare Reimbursement Plans (or HRPs) are one possible alternative to HRAs. An HRP is a type of Section 105 self-insured medical reimbursement plan designed to reimburse employees for individual health insurance premiums tax-free. If structured correctly, an HRP can comply with PHS Act 2711 and PHS Act 2713.

What types of articles on premium and medical reimbursement would you like to see in 2014? Leave a comment below.

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