“Trump’s new rule will give businesses and workers better health care options,” by Brian Blase, CNN Business
“Starting on January 1, 2020, employers will be able to offer their workers HRAs to buy individual market coverage for themselves and their families. The administration’s new rule addresses a major inequity by, in effect, providing the same tax advantage that traditional employer-sponsored group plans receive — exclusion of premiums from federal income or payroll taxes — to coverage that workers in the individual market purchase from an HRA.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Very important health policy development also touching LTC insurance as HRA funds may be used for LTCI premiums. Congratulations to Brian Blase, special assistant to the president for health policy at the National Economic Council, who earlier as a congressional staffer, arranged Steve Moses’s testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on “Examining Abuses of Medicaid Eligibility Rules.” Watch the hearing here.