Over-the-Counter Medications

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As of March,2020 with the passage of the CARES Act, the OTC Rx requirement has been repealed and prescriptions are no longer necessary to purchase over-the-counter medicines with a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA). Over-the-counter (OTC) medicine will now be considered a qualified medical expense. Examples include:  

  • Feminine menstrual care products to include a tampon, pad, liner, cup, sponge, or similar product 
  • Feminine anti-fungal/anti-itch medications
  • Allergy & sinus
  • Hemorrhoid remedies
  • Anti-diarrhea products
  • Laxatives
  • Anti-gas products
  • Motion sickness
  • Anti-itch & insect bite
  • Pain relief
  • Baby rash ointments/creams
  • Respiratory treatments
  • Cold sore remedies
  • Sleep aids & sedatives
  • Cough, cold & flu products
  • Stomach ailment remedies
  • Digestive aids
  • Acid controllers