The HRA Council supports the vibrant defined contribution market for employer-supported health coverage, providing education, promotion, and advocacy including appropriate safeguards and consumer protections.
We work with stakeholders and policymakers to identify barriers, reduce process friction and administrative burdens, promote best practices, strengthen the health insurance landscape, and increase consumer access, affordability, and choice.
Recent HRAC News & Activity
Comments on 2023 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters
The HRA Council has submitted comments to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure regarding the 2023 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters.
Submission to House RSC Health Care Task Force Submission on January 7, 2022
The HRA Council responded to an opportunity from the House Republican Study Committee Health Care Task Force to submit health policy recommendations. We respectfully ask the RSC and the Health Care Task Force to strengthen and codify the 2019 HRA rule.
Comment Letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on April 21, 2021
A group of our HRA Council founding Members submitted this letter to CMS prior to the official launch of HRAC re "Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022 and Pharmacy Benefit Manager Standards; Updates to State Innovation Waiver (Section 1332 Waiver) Implementing Regulations, CMS-9914-P"
"Learn the advantages of Individual Coverage HRAs" by HRAC Founding Member Ray Seaver, Zizzl (Biztimes.com, July 2021)
"With Biden as president, it’s time to get serious about ICHRA" by HRAC Founding Board Chair Jack Hooper, Take Command Health (Benefitspro.com, November 2020)
"Trump’s new rule will give businesses and workers better health care options" by HRAC Policy Advisor Brian Blase (Cnn.com, June 2019)
More Freedom. More Choice: HRAs & the HRA Council One-PagerDownload
Separating ICHRA Myths vs. Facts from the HRA Council
HRA Council Board Members on "Don't Be Left Behind: ICHRAs, QSEHRAs & the Rapid Expansion of Defined Contribution Health Coverage" Panel at 2021 Texas Association of Health Plans Conference
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