For those who are still interested in Health Reimbursement Accounts Zane Benefits posted an update on the legislation that has been introduced in Congress.
Two weeks ago, a group of legislators re-introduced the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (S. 1697 and H.R. 2911). The legislation would allow small employers to once again use an HRA to reimburse employees for health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
I was hopeful that Mr. Boustany of Louisiana would re-introduce the legislation and that my Representative, Brad Wenstrup, and my Senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, would step forward and co-sponsor the bill. This bill is a pretty simple, non-partisan health care reform. Although my representatives did not co-sponsor the bill I am pleased to see more sponsors and a Senate version of the bill. For more information about this bill you can read it at OpenCongress.org.