Non-Prescription Drugs and Medicines: FSA Eligibility
What are non-prescription drugs and medicines?
Non-prescription drugs and medicines are Over-the-Counter (OTC) and are eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare plan. Non-prescription drugs and medicines may be brand-name or generic.
Why do non-prescription drugs and medicines require a prescription?
Today, a huge variety of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are sold in grocery stores, supermarkets and pharmacies throughout the U.S. that can treat a wide range of potential ailments. Everything from analgesics (pain relievers) to antacids to antihistamines have historically been covered by consumer-directed healthcare accounts, but in light of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a series of changes have been put into place regarding the reimbursement of common drugs and medicines that can alleviate a wide variety of common maladies.