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Can an HRA be offered in conjunction with a Flexible Spending Account?

If an HRA is provided in addition to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) special rules apply to the ordering of payments. Absent a specific ordering rule in the HRA document, the HRA funds must be used first if the FSA covers a medical expense that also is covered by the HRA.

Employees cannot be reimbursed for the same medical expense by both an HRA and an FSA.

Last update on May, 16 2013 by Andy Stevens.

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