A group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to roll back guidance from the Treasury Department that prohibits employers from using stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements to reimburse employees for health care-related expenses.

Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Congressmen Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., R-La., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., recently introduced bipartisan companion language in the House (H.R. 2911) and Senate (S. 1697) known as the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act to roll back existing Treasury Department guidance issued under the authority of the Affordable Care Act prohibiting the use of health reimbursement arrangements. Boustany and Thompson originally introduced the legislation in the last Congress.

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