What is QSEHRA?

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What is QSEHRA?

<lingo>QSEHRA stands for Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement. This program is designed for small business owners who don't provide group health insurance coverage to their employees. A QSEHRA allows employers to help pay for employees' medical costs. An employee can use QSEHRA to help pay for costs such as monthly premiums and other eligible health care expenses. Employees can offer their employees a QSEHRA in a specific dollar amount. If an employee claims a reimbursement through a QSEHRA, it may change the amount of tax credit they're eligible for. </lingo>

QSEHRA Explained

When a small business doesn't offer employer-sponsored health insurance, they can help employees pay for health care costs through a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement or QSEHRA. This arrangement employers to be reimbursed for certain medical expenses, including paying monthly premiums through the individual Marketplace and other eligible costs. 

 

<twitter>QSEHRA stands for Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement.</twitter>

 

 

Keep in mind that when an employee accepts a reimbursement arrangement, it may affect the premium tax credit they're eligible for through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In some cases, it may mean the employee is eligible for a lower amount, or not eligible at all. This means employees who use a QSEHRA should be very careful about the amount of tax credit they claim. If an individual uses more tax credits than they're actually eligible for, a common scenario when QSEHRAs are used, they will have to pay back the overage when tax time comes around.

 

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