If you’ve ever been confused about which FSA-eligible products you can buy with or without a prescription, you can rest assured that you have access to more than you may realize!
Ever since health care changes in January 2011, there seems to be confusion around which products require or don’t require a prescription to be reimbursed under a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
- Only over-the-counter products containing medicines require a prescription.
- Insulin is excluded from the prescription requirement.
Examples of Products Needing Rx:
- Pain Relief: Advil, Aleve, Bayer
- Cold & Allergy Relief: Zyrtec, Claritin, Delsym
- Acne medications
- Nicotene patches & gums
If you need help with a prescription, FSA Store offers an Rx Process. Read more about how you can submit a prescription here.
You can still buy plenty of products and medical supplies without a prescription. Products without a prescription include: