As a result of the Federal Government's Healthcare reform bill, beginning January 1, 2013 the maximum amount you can elect for unreimbursed medical will be capped at $2,550
Effective January 1, 2011, Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are no longer eligible for reimbursement without a doctors prescription. If your plan allows for the use of the flex debit card as a form of reimbursement, please note that you will no longer be able to purchase OTC drugs with your flex debit card. You will need to submit a paper claim with a copy of your doctors prescription stating the drug and the medical condition it is treating.
Coverage for Dependents up to Age 26
Healthcare reform allows for your dependents to be covered under your medical plans until they turn 26 years of age. Please click here to read more regarding this ruling.
Effective January 1, 2018 the IRS announced the mileage rate for medical reimbursement purposes will be .24 cents per mile. For 2014 the rate will be .18 cents per mile.
Use it or Lose it Rule
Effective 11/1/13 the IRS announced that it will allow employers to amend their flex plans to allow for a $500 carryover of unreimbursed medical funds into the new plan year. Contact your employer to see if you have this option with your plan.
HRA accounts and Private Medical premium changes
Effective January 1, 2014, due to the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform, private premiums for individual health plans are no longer eligible to be reimbursed Please contact us if you have questions regarding this new ruling. Click here for more information regarding the private premium option of your plan.