Report Finds Opportunities for States to Become an SBM, like Pennsylvania

On July 2, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation HB 3, which established the Pennsylvania Health Exchange Fund, a quasi-independent state agency, to launch the creation of Pennsylvania’s state-based marketplace (SBM). 

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The Departments Issue Final Rule on HRAs

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) are a type of account-based health plan that employers can use to reimburse employees for their medical care expenses. Because HRAs are tax-preferred, workers who buy an individual market plan with an HRA receive the same tax advantages as workers with traditional employer-sponsored coverage, as stated by the Department of Health and Human Services

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