Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)


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HRA Questions and Answers

HRA Basic Information:

A Health Reimbursement Account is an employer-funded account, no employee contributions are permitted. The HRA is not portable and any remaining funds at the end of the year will not roll into the next plan year. Participants will have sixty (60) days from the end of a plan year (December 31st) to file any claims incurred during that plan year. The IRS requires that all transactions be validated, including any debit card transactions. Throughout the year, keep your original receipts and documentation for prescriptions and health-related expenses (including debit card transactions), in order to verify a claim.

Any employee enrolled in Plan C or N may elect to have an HRA or HSA.

Employees selecting Plans J or Q will also have an HRA for any HealthQuest Reward dollars they earn through completing eligible HealthQuest activities.

Employees who are not eligible to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA) because of one of the following reasons will need to elect the HRA option:

  • Enrolled in Medicare A or B
  • Enrolled in TRICARE
  • Being claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
  • Concurrent enrollment in another health plan not considered a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan

Examples of medical expenses that you can spend your HRA funds for include:

  • Deductibles and Coinsurance
  • Dental, Drug and Vision expenses 
  • Over the Counter medications, such as aspirin, cold medicines, antacids and cough supplements if you have a prescription from your doctor

The HRA employer contribution frequency and amounts will be identical to that of the Health Savings Account.

State of Kansas employees will be eligible to enroll in a Health Care FSA through NueSynergy in order to make pre-tax contributions to pay for eligible health expenses.  Reimbursements may be made online, by fax or by mail.

IMPORTANT: Should you terminate coverage with the SEHP prior to the end of the plan year, you will have sixty (60) days from your last date on SEHP coverage to file any claims incurred while you were covered that plan year.