Beginning January 1, 2012, currently eligible over-the-counter (OTC) products that are medicines or drugs (e.g., acne treatments, allergy and cold medicines, antacids, etc.) will not be eligible for reimbursement from your Health Care FSA - unless, you have a prescription for that item written by your physician. You cannot use your Benny card for this purchase.
The only exception is insulin - which will not require a prescription from January 1, 2012 forward. Other currently eligible OTC items that are not medicines or drugs, such as bandages, will not require a prescription. Your Benny card can continue to be used for these purchases.
Use your debit card to purchase approved Over-The-Counter items at
www.drugstore.com and at
www.walgreens.com for an extended list of items that can be purchased online. You may also use 1-800-CONTACTS or VisionDirect.com.