332 Benefits Corner: HRA Cards

HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement) cards are a great union benefit to pay for eligible medical and dental expenses tax free.

UAS administers the HRA plan per IRS regulations, and the IRS establishes the rules for what expenses can and cannot be reimbursed. This can be frustrating, and the process of activating your card and uploading receipts can be daunting. However, once you get the hang of it, it’s an easy way to save money.

To learn more, take a few minutes to register on the Wex portal at ibew332benefits.com. When you first activate your card, you must do it from a computer/laptop and not a mobile device. The portal also allows you to see your HRA balance and transactions, learn about eligible expenses, upload itemized receipts, and provide UAS with your contact info.

The most important part of the process is that you must send UAS receipts per IRS guidelines to maintain the tax-free benefit of your HRA card. When you use your HRA card, please take a picture of the detailed receipt, upload to your portal ASAP, and keep all the original copies in a safe place.

If you receive an email or letter requesting receipts, it is essential that you send them to UAS to avoid your card from being suspended. Failure to send this information will result in a 1099 tax form, and you will have to pay taxes for any receipts not accounted for in this process.

We recently had a virtual HRA educational class going over the rules of the HRA plan and eligible expenses. The Powerpoint presentation is available for you to view here.


HRA Questions?

If you have any questions about your HRA or other benefits, please contact:

Marlene Hernandez
408 288-4433

Teresa Farias
408 288-4460



Coming Soon:

To better serve IBEW LOCAL 332 members, your business manager, Javier M. Casillas, has asked UAS – our benefits administrator – to establish a satellite office at the union hall.

Stay tuned for hours when UAS staff will be available to help members in person with anything related to our benefits.

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