medical reimbursement, also known as health savings accounts or medical reimbursement accounts, used to pay for any over-the-counter medications or medical devices. this year, we received the notice below explaining a change in the rules; as I understand it, this is a federal law change, and so would apply regardless of your employer: "You must have a doctor's prescription to pay for over-the-counter (OTC) medications using funds from your HSA or to file an MRA claim; for example, if you take a daily OTC allergy medicine, ask your doctor to write a prescription and then submit the prescription with your MRA claim. If you have an HSA, you should keep the prescription with your OTC receipt." Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.