Helpful Downloads and Links
VEBA Member materials - For even more information about our VEBAs.
VEBA Essential Guide - This guide provides a comprehensive overview of VEBAs for your employees.
VEBA Direct Plan Design Guide - Use this form to set up a direct VEBA plan.
VEBA Account Options form - Use this form to limit or prevent payments from being made from the VEBA account
VEBA Asset Allocator - Use this calculator to determine the mutual fund classes that best match your objectives.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a VEBA and how does it work?
- A voluntary employee beneficiary association (VEBA) account is a health reimbursement account that allows employers to contribute pretax money to a 501(c)(9) tax-exempt trust on behalf of its employees. Money in the trust can be used to pay for current eligible medical expenses and is often saved for medical expenses in retirement.
Further® offers VEBAs to governmental entities and 501(c) organizations that are tax-exempt trusts. (Further® can also provide these same services to governmental entities as Section 115 tax exempt governmental trusts).
- How do employees save on taxes?
- Employees save money with VEBA plans because they pay zero taxes on contributions from their employer, earnings and withdrawals. The money goes into an employee’s account tax-free, is invested tax-free, and is withdrawn tax-free.
- What types of VEBA accounts are available?
- Available VEBA account types:
- General Purpose – Eligible expenses include medical, dental, vision, orthodontia, and other eligible items (see Section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code).
- Post Deductible VEBA – Limited to reimburse vision and dental expenses until the health plan deductible has been met.
- Limited VEBA – Always limited to reimburse vision and dental expenses only.
- Post-Employment VEBA – Payments can only be made from this account when the employee has retired or left employment.
- What investment options are available with a VEBA?
VEBA plans also provide investment opportunities for employees to help them plan for future medical expenses, possibly in retirement. Money allocated to the employee’s VEBA account is known as the VEBA base balance. This base balance is used to reimburse employees for eligible medical expenses. Once an employee’s VEBA base balance exceeds $1,000, they can open a VEBA basic investment account.
A wide variety of pre-selected mutual funds are offered by Further®. Devenir Investment Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor, is Further®’s investment advisor for the optional investment program. See the list of VEBA mutual funds.