How it works
With an HRA, employers contribute money for each employee to pay for eligible out-of-pocket medical costs. Employers can choose whether to allow the funds to be used for all qualified medical expenses approved by the IRS or a subset of eligible qualified expenses.
When employees incur eligible qualified medical expenses, they can submit claims to be reimbursed from the HRA.
Submitting claims and getting reimbursements
You can also pay for eligible health care expenses with a personal credit card or check. Then submit a claim online or by email, mail or fax. Along with the claim, send a receipt that shows:
- The name of the doctor or other service provider, pharmacy or store
- The date of service or purchase
- A description of the service(s) or item(s) purchased
- The amount charged (or what you are responsible for paying)