HRA

Find answers to common questions regarding HRA during our Coronavirus crisis.

What Has Changed Regarding Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Menstrual Care Products

The CARES Act states that consumers can purchase OTC drugs and medicines with funds from their health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Consumers may also receive reimbursement for OTC purchases through those accounts. In addition, menstrual products are now considered a qualified medical expense, meaning consumers can pay for or be reimbursed for these products through an HSA, FSA or HRA. This provision is effective for purchases made after December 31, 2019, and for reimbursements of expenses incurred after December 31, 2019. It does not have an expiration date.

Please note, HRA provisions vary from employer to employer, so please check with your HR department and/or plan documents.