Is a VEBA a pension plan?

Overview. A Voluntary Employees’ Benefit Association account (VEBA) is a tax-free health care savings plan funded entirely by your employer. As soon as your employer contributes to your VEBA account, the money belongs to you. You pay no taxes on the balance, the interest earned, or on withdrawals.

Are VEBA benefits taxable?

Funds in the possession of the VEBA are not taxable, nor is interest earned on those funds usually taxable, however, the benefits provided to the employees may, or may not, be taxable depending upon the type of benefit.

What happens to unused VEBA funds?

An HRA VEBA is a Health Reimbursement Arrangement where employers place contributions in a trust account on employees’ behalf. Unused funds in the account roll over from year to year. Employees can invest a portion of their funds into the market for additional growth outside of their annual election.

How do I claim for VEBA?

How to File a Claim. After enrolling and becoming claims-eligible, most participants submit claims and supporting documentation (proof of expense) online after logging in or via our mobile app, HRAgo®.

How do I check my VEBA account?

To get a copy, log in at and click Resources. While you’re logged in, click My Profile and take a minute to make sure your contact information and other account information is current. We don’t want to lose track of you!

How does VEBA work with Medicare?

If you are still working and you elect “limited” VEBA Plan coverage, Medicare will provide benefits without requiring that you use up your HRA first. To elect “limited” HRA coverage, submit a Limited HRA Coverage Election form. Forms are available after logging in or upon request from our customer care center.

Can VEBA be used to pay health insurance premiums?

Active VEBA accounts If you are an active employee, you can use your VEBA to pay for insurance premiums for stand alone policies like dental, vision, or other benefits policies not under guidance by the Affordable Care Act.

Can I use VEBA to pay for Medicare premiums?

Yes. Medical (including marketplace exchange premiums that are not, or will not be, subsidized by the Premium Tax Credit), dental, vision, tax-qualified long-term care (subject to annual IRS limits), Medicare Part B, Medicare Part D, and Medicare supplement plan premiums are eligible for reimbursement.

Can I use VEBA to pay for health insurance premiums?

What can I use my VEBA card for?

Your VEBA is a health reimbursement arrangement (VEBA HRA) that allows your employer to contribute money to a trust on your behalf. You may use funds in the VEBA HRA to pay for eligible medical expenses now or in retirement. Unused funds roll over from year to year.

Can you roll a VEBA into an HSA?

Pairing an HSA with a VEBA Once you reach that deductible, you can use the VEBA to pay for any eligible medical expenses. The funds in both of these accounts are yours to keep, but you cannot contribute to a VEBA. You can contribute to the HSA and take advantage of the tax benefits.