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 Flexible Spending Account

Important FSA changes: On January 1, 2011 Health Reform legislation changed which products are FSA eligible and can be purchased with an FSA debit card. We will continue to be a valuable resource for FSA participants with the largest online selection of FSA eligible products.
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A Flexible Spending Account, or FSA, allows you to set aside part of your pre-tax wages to pay for certain healthcare expenses for you and your family. Eligible expenses include prescriptions, contact lenses and over-the-counter products. 

How will an FSA save me money? 
Because the money you contribute to a flexible spending account is taken out of your paycheck before taxes are deducted, you lower your taxable income, so you'll pay less during tax time! You’re allowed to use these pre-tax funds to pay for qualified healthcare expenses that are not covered by your health plan, such as doctor visit copays, deductibles, prescriptions, dental and vision care expenses, and more. 

I can buy THAT with my FSA funds? 
In addition to standard healthcare expenses, you can also buy prescription medicines, first aid kits, blood pressure monitors, contact lens solutions and supplies, home medical aids, and many other things that you typically keep on hand for treating what ails you. When you shop at drugstore.com it's easy to determine which products are FSA qualified products, because we mark them on our site with an FSA icon.  

How do I order prescriptions from drugstore.com using my FSA? 
Click on the Pharmacy tab in the top navigation and follow the instructions to place your order. If your plan provided you with an FSA debit card, you may use it at checkout to pay for your prescription directly from your FSA account. If your plan requires you to submit a receipt for reimbursement from your FSA, you may print your receipt when your transaction is complete. You may also access a receipt showing past prescriptions, and all FSA-eligible purchases, through the FSA/HSA Manager under “your account.” 

How much should I contribute to my FSA? 
That's a good question and because you lose any unused FSA funds, one you should consider carefully. Your plan administrator may provide a calculator to help you determine how much you should deposit. And remember, we offer a great selection of products, so you'll enjoy maximum savings by using 100% of your FSA funds. 

When can I sign up for an FSA? 
FSAs are offered through your employee benefits and you can typically sign up only during your annual open enrollment period. If you’re a new employee, you may be able to enroll outside the annual open enrollment period. Check with your employer's benefits department for details.  

How do I pay for healthcare expenses with my FSA funds? 
The easiest way to access your FSA account is with an FSA debit card, if your plan administrator offers one. At drugstore.com you can use your FSA card at checkout and you won't have to file a claim. The money will automatically be deducted from your FSA account. However, some administrators require you to submit a claim to receive reimbursement from your FSA account. When you shop at drugstore.com, we can help with that, too. Through our FSA Manager you can print a receipt that includes only your FSA purchases, making it easier for your administrator to process your reimbursement.  

see more frequently asked questions about FSAs and our FSA Store »