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Required Amendment to Health FSAs, HRAs and HSAs

As of January 1, 2011, amounts paid for over-the-counter drugs (other than insulin) may no longer be reimbursed through a health flexible spending account, health reimbursement account, or health savings account, unless prescribed by a doctor. This rule does not apply to items that are not medicines or drugs, including equipment such as crutches, supplies such as bandages, and diagnostic devices such as blood sugar test kits.

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