Section 105 HRA Administration
A Section 105 Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) allows an employer more control over their healthcare costs by allowing them to reduce premiums and design the health plan for their employees in the most cost effective method. The employer uses the savings on the health insurance premiums to fund an HRA to reimburse employees for out of pockets medical costs. HRA dollars are tax free to the employee.
The HRA plan reimburses up to a specified amount each year based on the employer’s plan design. Each dollar that goes into the plan is provided by the employer for the purpose of medical expenses, so the benefit is free from federal, state and FICA taxation. With an HRA, those individuals that need extra assistance with expenses can receive it and the employer does not have pay additional dollars for those that don’t.
Design flexibility and creativity are the stand out feature of BMS LLC HRA administration. We work directly with the producer/broker and the employer to create an HRA Plan Design that suits that specific employer’s health plan and employees. HRA’s can be adjusted on an annual basis to coincide with changes in health plan deductible and even carriers.