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Washington Watch - June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

HRA Bill Advances to US Senate for Approval

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5447, Small Business Health Care Relief Act, by voice vote. This common sense, bipartisan legislation allows for small businesses with 49 or less employees to offer health reimbursement arrangements to their employees. The bill will now be considered by the US Senate.

We would like to thank Congressman Boustany (R-LA) and Thompson (D-CA) for their leadership and passion on this important piece of legislation.

H.R. 5447 (formerly H.R. 2911) received overwhelming support from small business trade associations, in a letter dated June 15, 2016, we asked for the House Ways and Means Committee to swiftly discharge the bill for consideration by the full House which they did by unanimous consent.  Read the NASE letter of support. Read the HRA coalition letter of support.


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18 Comments

  1. 18 Sarah Taylor 14 Jul
    Could you please give details on high deductible health program and HRA? I want to know because the present worker can think Medical bill exemption & HRA for time under previous worker?
  2. 17 Rachelle Scott 08 Aug
    The new HRA Bill would restore the rights of small business owners to use a stand-alone Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
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