Frequently Asked Questions

What OTC items are eligible with an FSA or HRA?

It can be confusing to figure out which items are eligible under a pre-tax account. This list* provides some guidance on the kinds of OTC items that are eligible, when you might need a prescription or certificate of medical necessity, what a dual purpose item is, and OTC items that are not eligible.

Click here for a sample chart of OTC items.

*Please note this is not a complete list. It is intended to provide plan participants with examples to help determine what OTC items may be an eligible expense. Participants should check their Plan Highlights to verify what, if any, OTC items are eligible. Up to date information is available by logging in to BRiWeb at

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