Covid-19 Resources

Welcome to your BRI COVID-19 resources page! Featuring the latest information about coronavirus, legislative news, changes in the pre-tax space, and real-time updates from the CDC and IRS.

See our COVID-19 blog category for the latest updates. Fill out the form on this page to have these updates delivered right to your inbox.

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Start off by signing up for our blogs/newsletters to ensure you’re up-to-date on the latest legislative updates. Use the form on the right to do so. Additionally, keep an eye on your email for other notices being sent regarding your plans. Your assigned Specialist can provide you our Whitelisting Tips document if communications sent by BRI are being redirected to your SPAM folder.

We have taken the necessary steps to safeguard the health and safety of our employees while ensuring clients and participants have continuous support and regular access to accounts and benefits through Benefit Resource (BRI). See more about BRI’s commitment to service.

We are actively monitoring developments to provide the latest content and COVID-19 resources to you through emails, blogs and social posts. To stay in the loop, follow us on social and sign up for our newsletter and latest blogs.


There is a lot of information about what to do and what not to do to fight coronavirus. Start by making sure you’re following the CDC’s advice about best practices.

See our blog about recent election changes to the following accounts from Benefit Resource:

  • Health Savings Account
  • FSA Dependent Care Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan (mass transit and/or parking)

To learn about the election changes allowed for Medical FSAs, see our blog about the relief passed in the year-end spending bill.

The CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020 allows OTC Drugs and Medicines to be purchased from health accounts without a prescription.


  • OTC Drugs and Medicines purchased on 1/1/2020 or later are eligible for reimbursement from FSAs and HSAs. Reimbursement permitted for HRAs that currently allow OTC as eligible expenses. View Sample List of Eligible OTC Items
  • Use your Beniversal® Prepaid Mastercard® for purchases directly. If a merchant has not yet updated their systems to classify these items as an eligible expense, you will need to submit a claim to be reimbursed for these expenses. Claims can be submitted online or through the BRiMobile app. See out Submitting Claims Walk Through for instructions on doing so.

We are actively monitoring news about coronavirus and providing the latest content and COVID-19 resources to you through emails, blogs and social posts. To stay in the loop, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and sign up for our newsletter for the latest blogs.

Visit our blog for articles and updates on COVID-19