RCUH INFO ONLY- Updates to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plans: Eligible Expenses due to COVID-19

To:  Regular-Status (50-100% FTE) Employees Enrolled in Flexible Spending Plan Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service has announced changes to reimbursable items under FSA plans.

COVID-19 related expenses that can be reimbursed under health FSAs include:

  • Home testing for COVID-19
  • Personal protective equipment such as masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19

National Benefit Services (NBS) has updated their Expenses Flier to include COVID-19 related expenses under the RCUH FSA Healthcare plan. The updated flier may be found on NBS Summary of Benefits  (page 7).

For more information about the IRS announcement, please see IRS: Cost of home testing for COVID-19 is eligible medical expense; reimbursable under FSAs, HSAs and Announcement 2021-7.