ICHRA stands for “Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement” and is the newest standalone HRA that enables employers of all sizes to reimburse their employees tax-free for health insurance premiums and medical expenses beginning Jan 1, 2020.
ICHRA is an employer-funded HRA that reimburses employees for medical premiums and expenses. Employees pay their individual insurance premiums and/or medical expenses (depending on how the employer designs the ICHRA) and then submits receipts for reimbursement from the employer. The employer establishes the reimbursement allowances per employee.
For a more in-depth explanation of the new HRA read our in-depth ICHRA Guide.