I purchase health insurance on a public healthcare exchange and receive federal tax subsidies. Will the HRA affect these subsidies?
Please be aware that HRAs are considered to be group health plans within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code § 9832(a); Section 733(a) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); and Section 2791(a) of the Public Health Service Act. If you are currently purchasing health insurance on a public healthcare exchange, HRA coverage through the RHC Trust will be considered "other health coverage" and may result in your ineligibility for federal tax credits on the public exchanges. Therefore, if you are currently receiving federal tax credits, you may want to opt-out of coverage under the RHC Trust in order to preserve your eligibility for such tax credits on the public health exchanges.
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