Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

An Affiliate of the National Home Builders Association

Congress Reinstates Health Reimbursement Arrangements

 
Posted on December 22, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

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MoneyIn a major victory for home building firms and other small businesses across the land, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package which includes a provision to allow employers to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to help their employees pay for health insurance.

“NAHB has been spearheading efforts to reinstate the use of HRAs since the IRS issued guidance prohibiting their use,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady. “This bipartisan legislation is an important step forward to allow small business owners to help their workers with rising health care costs and to ensure more Americans receive affordable health coverage. At the same time, it will protect employers against outrageous fines for providing this cost-sharing option to their workers.” Read the article at the NAHB website

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