Limited Purpose HRA - Legacy GE

Who is eligible for the Limited Purpose Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)?

Former GE employees who had $10 or more in their GE HRA as of June 30, 2019, and who enrolled in a BHGE Dental and/or Vision plan during 2019 Annual Enrollment will be enrolled in the BHGE Limited Purpose HRA.

Can I enroll in the Limited Purpose HRA?

No. Only former GE employees who had a GE HRA balance as of June 30, 2019, and who enrolled in a BHGE Dental/and or Vision plan during 2019 Annual Enrollment will be enrolled in a BHGE Limited Purpose HRA.

What happened on June 30, 2019?

GE HRA balances of $10 or more as of June 30, 2019, were transferred into a new BHGE Limited Purpose HRA. The funds are available for use as of July 29, 2019.

What happens if I have a less than $10 in my GE HRA as of June 30, 2019?

A Limited Purpose HRA will not be set up for you.

Are my GE HRA funds available?

Yes. They are available as of July 29, 2019.

How does the Limited Purpose HRA work?

Read this guide to learn how to use your Limited Purpose HRA.

How is money put into my Limited Purpose HRA? Can I contribute?

You cannot contribute. The available balance in your BHGE Limited Purpose HRA is a direct transfer from your GE HRA.

No further contributions will or can be made.

Who do I contact if an incorrect balance is transferred to my BHGE Limited Purpose HRA?

You should contact WageWorks at 1-888-303-3006 if your balance is incorrect.

Can I cash out my account?


Can I keep my Limited Purpose HRA balance if I leave BHGE?


How do I file claims?

You will submit your dental and/or vision claims on for reimbursement from your Limited Purpose HRA. You can receive your reimbursement either by check or by setting up direct deposit into your personal bank account. Direct deposit reimbursements take about 2-3 days to receive after your claim has been processed. Check reimbursements take about 7-10 days to receive after your claim has been processed.

Please note that check and EFT reimbursement requests must be a minimum of $25. If the $25 threshold is not met within 30 days, the funds will release according to the method the member has requested or set up when submitting the claim.

Go to for more information about reimbursement and setting up direct deposit.

Will I get a debit card for my Limited Purpose HRA?

No. To use the funds in your Limited Purpose HRA, you will file an online claim form on to be reimbursed.

How long do I have to file claims for eligible expenses?

You can file claims for eligible expenses through March 31 of the following year to submit claims for the current year. For example, if your claim was incurred in 2019, you have until March 31, 2020 to file for reimbursement. If your claim occurs in 2020, you’ll have until March 31, 2021 to file for reimbursement.

What happens if I submit a claim for an amount greater than my Limited Purpose HRA balance?

If you submit a claim that is larger than your Limited Purpose HRA balance, you will be reimbursed up to the amount available in your account. You will be responsible for any remaining claim balance.

What happens if I do not enroll in a BHGE Dental and/or Vision plan for 2020?

You will lose the balance left in your account.

What happens if I don’t spend all of my funds by December 31, 2020?

You will forfeit any remaining funds.

How do I access my Limited Purpose HRA?

If you are currently enrolled in aBHGE UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Medical plan, click here to log in. Click on “View Account Balances” and select “Limited Purpose HRA.”

If you are not currently in a BHGE UHC Medical plan, you will use your Social Security Number and date of birth to create a account. Then Click on “View Account Balances” and select “Limited Purpose HRA” once you are logged in.  

What is the difference between an FSA and an HRA?

Read this guide for information about the differences between a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).

What expenses can I pay for with my Limited Purpose HRA?

You can only use your Limited Purpose HRA to pay for eligible dental and vision expenses. Medical expenses are not eligible.  

Here is a list of some of the eligible dental and vision expenses that you can pay for with your Limited Purpose HRA. Visit for a full list of expenses and rules.

Dental Expenses:

  • Artificial teeth
  • Braces
  • Dental services like exams, cleanings, fillings, and X-rays
  • Dental plan deductible, coinsurance, and copayments
  • Mouth guards
  • Orthodontia services
  • Tooth removals

Vision Expenses:

  • Contact lenses and solutions
  • Eyeglasses and frames
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Vision exams
  • Vision plan deductible, coinsurance, and copayments

Why can’t I use my Limited Purpose HRA to pay for medical expenses?

BHGE offers the Health Care FSA and Health Savings Account to pay for medical expenses. It is against IRS regulation to file eligible medical claims under multiple savings accounts, so the Limited Purpose HRA was created for you to use your funds for eligible dental and vision expenses.

Who do I call with questions about my Limited Purpose HRA?

Call UnitedHealthcare at 1-866-743-6549.

How do I register on

Follow these instructions. Don’t forget that you can use the UnitedHealthcare Health4Me® app once your account is set up to track expenses and pay claims.

Where can I find the form for submitting my HRA claims with UHC?

You can download the claim form here. Follow the instructions on the form to file the claim.