[tabi] changes to medical reimbursement

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 13:51:42 -0400

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."

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