Compliance Checkup for Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Latest Rules Including Health Care Reform

For one registration fee ($279), you and your co-workers can gather in one room to attend the web seminar together via a single web connection.

The importance of HRAs continues to increase as more and more employer-sponsored health plans incorporate consumer-driven health care into plan design. Whether you sponsor, administer, or provide advice regarding HRAs, join our experts in this 90-minute web seminar for help in understanding design options and assessing compliance with both new and old requirements.

Originally presented on March 16, 2011.

Seminar Level

Intermediate Difficulty

Topics Covered

Here’s some of what was covered:

  • How do the annual limit restrictions imposed by health care reform affect HRAs, and when might a waiver application be required? What about the new external review requirements and other health reform rules?
  • What tax rules apply to HRAs, and what medical expenses and insurance premiums may be reimbursed?
  • How and when can employer contributions be made, and are there contribution limits? Can unused vacation or sick pay be used? Can unused amounts be carried over?
  • What compliance obligations are imposed by ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and other laws, including administrative impacts of Medicare Secondary Payer reporting?
  • How do HRAs interact with health FSAs and HSAs? Can they coexist? Which HRA configuration fits which employer goals?


Speakers: John R. Hickman and John W. Haine. Mr. Hickman is an attorney and partner in charge of the health benefits practice with Alston & Bird in Atlanta and a Contributing Author of EBIA’s Health Care Reform, Cafeteria Plans, and Consumer-Driven Health Care manuals. Mr. Haine is an attorney and Senior Editor at EBIA. He is a Contributing Author and Editor of EBIA’s Consumer-Driven Health Care manual and EBIA’s Fringe Benefits manual.

Handouts: A handout of the seminar slides and other information is provided through download.

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