Thursday, October 21, 2010

Obamacare hits home!!!!! Didn't Obama say "No new taxes for those making under $250,000?

I just got this in an email from my Healthcare Flexible spending account provider.  It appears most over the counter medicines will no longer be eligible for reimbursement.   Remember, removing tax breaks is a tax increase!!  (And contrary to what the democrats will tell you, this is a tax increase ALL classes!!) 

Go VOTE and let your voice be heard!!  We can't afford to be quiet any longer!

Dear FSA Participant,

This document contains important information about your Flexible Spending Account for 2011 and the treatment of over-the-counter drugs, medicines and biologicals

What is changing in 2011?
Due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care Reconciliation Act of 2010, some over-the-counter drugs and medicines once considered eligible for reimbursement under a Health Flexible Spending Account will now require a prescription from a licensed physician.
Only items purchased on or after January 1, 2011 will be subject to the new regulations. Items purchased in 2010 but not yet submitted for 2010 reimbursement will not be affected by the new regulations.
It is necessary to submit your physician’s prescription with each request for reimbursement for affected over-the-counter items.
How does this affect my FSA Debit Card?
If you have an FSA Debit Card, it will no longer be accepted to pay for affected over-the-counter expenses that were previously considered to be eligible.  Again, this change will take effect on 01/01/2011.
What over-the-counter items are still eligible for reimbursement or accepted by the FSA Debit Card?
        Band Aids
        Birth Control
        Braces and supports
        Contact lens supplies and solutions
        Denture adhesives
        Diagnostic tests and monitors
        Elastic bandages and wraps
        First Aid supplies
        Insulin and diabetic supplies
        Ostomy products
        Reading glasses
        Wheelchairs, walkers, canes and other durable medical equipment
What over-the-counter items are NO LONGER eligible for reimbursement without a physician prescription?
        Acid controllers/digestive aids
        Allergy and sinus medicines
        Antibiotic products
        Anti-diarrheals/anti-gas medicines
        Anti-itch and insect bite medicines
        Anti parasitic treatments
        Baby rash ointments and creams
        Cold sore remedies
        Cough, cold and flu medicines
        Feminine anti-fungal/anti-itch
        Hemorrhoidal preps
        Motion sickness medicines
        Pain Relievers – aspirin, etc.
        Respiratory treatments
        Sleep aids and sedatives
        Stomach remedies
Now is the time to plan ahead. Do not wait to contact Taxsaver Plan with questions about these changes. Reply to this email or call 800-328-4337 for more information about over-the-counter changes in 2011.
Thank You,
Taxsaver Plan
Your Satisfaction Is Our Success

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