NACDS offers FSA resources to members

Lobbying group seeks to help retailers in communicating with consumers about FSA changes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday released a ready-made pamphlet and sign for its retail members to use in communicating upcoming flexible spending account changes as they relate to over-the-counter medicines.

“As part of the healthcare-reform law, beginning Jan. 1, 2011, consumers will only be eligible for flexible spending account reimbursement for over-the-counter medication purchases obtained with a prescription,” the association stated. “This change will have a real and dramatic impact on companies and consumers as more than 15,000 products will be impacted. NACDS has been working to repeal or delay certain provisions of the OTC regulations to provide more time for chain companies to update their systems to better serve customers.”

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