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HRA - Health Reimbursement Arrangements for Classified Support Personnel

 
 
For Classified Support Personnel
 
(Effective January 01, 2012) 

 

What is an HRA?

An HRA is an employer-established and funded benefits plan to reimburse employees for qualified out of pocket health care expenses with non-taxable dollars (click here on Eligible Medical Expenses for a list of expenses in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 213(d) ).

Monies can be used to reimburse medical costs not covered by premium funded health benefits such as

 

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Deductibles
  • Over the counter drugs, etc.
  • Long term care insurance premiums
  • Medicare premiums

 

For a quick overview of the HRA, click on the following link... HRA for Classified Support Personnel.

These accounts are district funded and tax free to employees.

 

Who is eligible for an HRA?

HRAs was offered to Classified Support Personnel, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependents (up to age 26) on both PPO and HMO plans.
 
 

How Much Money is available for reimbursements in an HRA?

 
Classified Support Personnel was offered an HRA with one-time funding on January 01, 2012 as described below. 
 
HMO Plans:
 
CSEA Unit Members currently with HMO Plans (Kaiser, Blue Shield) are able to receive reimbursements for eligible medical expenses up to a maximum amount of:
  • $1,000
PPO Plans:
 
CSEA Unit Members currently with PERS Choice are able to receive reimbursements for eligible medical expenses up to a maximum amount of:
  • $1,000

CSEA Unit Members currently with PERS Care are able to receive reimbursements for eligible medical expenses up to a maximum amount of:

  • Single Coverage: $2,000
  • 2-Party Coverage: $3,000
  • Family Coverage: $4,000

What are eligible medical expenses?

An eligible expense is defined as those expenses paid for care as described in Eligible Medical Expenses Section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more detailed information, please refer to IRS Publication 502 titled, "Medical and Dental Expenses". However, there are expenses listed in 502 that do not apply to the HRA.
 
Eligible expenses are reimbursed through a third part administrator, MidAmerica Administrative & Retirement Solutions, Inc. The employee is responsible for submitting requests for reimbursement to MidAmerica. Receipts are required for all reimbursement requests. See below for reimbursement directions.
 
If you have a question as to whether an expense is eligible, contact:
800.430.7999
863.688.4500
 

 

Will the HRA funds be available if I leave District employment?

​Yes. The funds will be available to you until they are exhausted.
 

REIMBURSEMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

Please click on the links below for forms & information

 

HRA Funds

HRA funds are handled through a Third Part Adminstrator (TPA), MidAmerica Administrative & Retirement Solutions, Inc.
 
Effective July 15, 2013:
 
MidAmerica Administrative & Retirement Solutions, Inc.                                                                                            402 South Kentucky Avenue, Suite 500                                                                                                              Lakeland, Florida 33801 
 
(800) 430 - 7999 tel
(863) 577 - 4443 fax
www.midamerica.biz
 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please click on the links below for information on eligible medical expenses:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 
Questions may be directed to the Office of Human Resources:
Heather Memarian, Employee Benefits Support Technician, 310-434-4205 or memarian_heather@smc.edu