Increasing Access to Health Insurance for Working Families


By Grace-Marie Turner and Doug Badger
Galen Institute, Jan. 3, 2018

The Galen Institute submitted a comment letter on Friday recommending a change to the administration’s proposed rule that adds flexibility to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). They recommend the administration has the legal authority to take an additional step to help working families obtain health insurance at work. About one-fourth of employees offered health insurance at work do not participate, generally because of cost.  This change would increase uptake by allowing spouses to use funds deposited into an HRA account by one employer to obtain a family insurance policy offered by the other spouse’s employer. Click here to read more.