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Excepted Benefit HRA
An Excepted Benefit HRA (EBHRA) may supplement the Group Health Plan by covering dental, vision, short-term disability, limited duration insurance, copays, deductibles, and other expenses.
Employers who offer a Group Health Plan may offer an EBHRA.
Employees must be offered a Group Health Plan but do not need to enroll to be eligible for an EBHRA.
Who Can Contribute
Only the Employer can contribute to an EBHRA.
Advantages of an EBHRA
- The EBHRA allows the Employer to supplement their Group Health Plan by paying for items not covered.
- EBHRA funds are tax-free to employees.
How it Works
The Employer hosts Open Enrollment and allows employees to enroll in the EBHRA.
HRA funds are available to employees on the first day of the Plan Year based on how the Plan is structured.
EMPOWER administers the EBHRA and issues reimbursements to employees after claims are filed. EBHRA reimbursements are made from an Employer-owned bank account.
Employees can enroll in the EBHRA separately from the Group Health Plan.
Participants pay for expenses out of their own pockets.
Participants file claims to EMPOWER. EMPOWER reimburses claims conveniently from the Employer’s bank account.
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