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What's an FSA?

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a special account through which pre-tax money is deducted from your paycheck to use to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care costs such as office visit co-pays, deductibles or prescription co-pays.

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FSA Forms

Important Information regarding the Consolidated Appropriation Act 2021 that apply to 2022

Personal Protective Equipment Covered under FSA

The IRS has issued guidance in Announcement 2021-7 that personal protective equipment (PPE) that prevents the spread of COVID-19 is treated as an expense incurred for medical care under 213(d). This means that PPE can now be reimbursed through Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account. PPE can be for the participant as well as the participant’s spouse and dependents. This guidance is effective retroactively back to 1/1/20 so any PPE expenses incurred on/after 1/1/20 are eligible.

PPE:

  • Masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Disposable gloves
  • Any other equipment for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID

PPE coverage change applies to protective equipment only. Vitamins and supplements taken as a preventive regimen will require a letter of medical necessity to be eligible for reimbursement.

Changes from 2020; The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Cares Act

Over-the-counter drugs and medicines can be paid for or reimbursed through a Flexible Spending Account without a doctor’s prescription. Menstrual care products are now considered a qualified medical expense and are eligible for payment or reimbursement through an FSA, HRA or HSA.

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