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Changes to Payflex eligible FSA expenses

Changes to Payflex eligible FSA expenses

Over the Counter (OTC) drugs & medicines are now “eligible” without a prescription 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed by President Donald Trump. As part of the new legislation, below are two updates that may benefit Payflex policyholders and their dependents.
  • You no longer need a prescription from your physician when using your PayFlex funds to pay/get reimbursed for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and medicines. Such items include allergy medicine, cold medicine, pain relievers, etc.
  • Feminine hygiene products are now part of the list of eligible over-the-counter items.
These changes are effective for any eligible OTC drugs and medicines incurred after December 31, 2019 – as long as OTC items are allowed under your plan. There’s no expiration date for these provisions.  

Read the Payflex update
View the full list of eligible expense items