The Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015 bill would eliminate a PPACA provision that keeps holders of health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and Archer medical savings accounts
(MSAs) from using account assets to pay for over-the-counter drugs without having a prescription from a health care provider.
For example, the cost amounts that must be reported do not include contributions to health savings accounts, Archer medical savings accounts
, or health reimbursement arrangements.
HSA Accounts in Study, by Year Opened '04 1% 10.7K or earlier (includes MSA rollover) * '05 5% 60.6K '06 12% 153.4K '07 18% 217.4K '08 30% 365.6K '09 34% 420.8K * 'MSA' refers to Archer Medical Savings Accounts
, which were authorized prior to 2004.
* An increase in the tax on individuals who make withdrawals from their HSAs or Archer medical savings accounts
prior to age 65 to 20%.
2010-23) implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's prohibition on reimbursement of the cost of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs by health savings accounts (HSAs), health retirement accounts (HRAs), Archer medical savings accounts
(MSAs), and flexible spending accounts (FSAs).
A similar rule goes into effect January 1,2011, for health savings accounts and Archer medical savings accounts
. Additional information on this new standard is available at http://www.
Effective in 2011, distributions from an HSA or Archer Medical Savings Accounts
not used to pay qualifying medical expenses will be subject to an additional 20 percent tax.
HSAs, Archer Medical Savings Accounts
(MSAs), FSAs, and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are all defined and presented in great detail in this publication.
(21.) Archer Medical Savings Accounts
are governed generally by IRC Secs.
By mid-2005, about one year after implementation, the plans had already surpassed the peak market penetration achieved over nearly 10 years by their predecessor, the Archer Medical Savings Accounts
, said Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive officer of America's Health Insurance Plans.
NQDC does not include vacation or sick leave, compensatory time, disability pay or death benefit plans; IRC section 220 Archer Medical Savings Accounts
; IRC section 223 Health Savings Accounts or most other medical reimbursement arrangements.
Archer medical savings accounts
. Self-employed individuals and small businesses can save on healthcare costs by supplementing a high-deductible health plan with a savings-type account.