New Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) rules for employers and employees


On June 13, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services issued final rules regarding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans. Specifically, the final rules allow HRAs and other account-based group health plans to be integrated with individual health insurance coverage or Medicare, if certain conditions are satisfied (an individual coverage HRA). The final rules also set forth conditions under which certain HRAs and other account-based group health plans will be recognized as limited excepted benefits (an excepted benefit HRA).

More Information:

  • Final Regulation
  • Individual Coverage HRA Model Attestations
  • Individual Coverage HRA Model Notice
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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