ECFC Letter Requesting HRA Guidance


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In an effort to encourage the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor to develop and issue guidance on a new excepted benefit category under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), ECFC provided them with this letter. ECFC believes that HRAs should be encouraged as an important tool to ensure ongoing access to adequate health coverage. The letter lays out specific recommendations for the Departments to consider when crafting and issuing guidance on this matter. ECFC encouraged the Departments to contact us to discuss this issue further.