February 11, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday reversed itself in announcing that breast-feeding supplies qualify as a medical expense.

February 10, 2011

Companion legislation, which seeks to change a provision in the healthcare-reform law and permit Americans to use their flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts to buy over-the-counter medications without a prescription, has the support of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

February 4, 2011

As much as the Affordable Care Act was a tough pill to swallow for many conservatives, the flexible spending account changes may be the first piece of what many consider to be "bad medicine" to be reversed this year. Incentivizing self-care is better medicine for all constituents.

February 2, 2011

Legislation repealing a requirement that nonprescription medicines would need an accompanying doctor’s prescription in order to qualify for reimbursement from employee-paid flexible spending accounts could be introduced to both Houses as soon as next week, according to a report published Tuesday in the political daily Politico.

December 10, 2010

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.

November 18, 2010

No matter how you slice it, the flexible spending account changes that are part of...

November 17, 2010

A coalition of six associations, including the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the National Association...

November 14, 2010

A panel of healthcare thought leaders has concluded that a recent IRS rule change going...

November 10, 2010

Save Flexible Spending Plans — a national grassroots advocacy organization sponsored by the Employers Council...

November 9, 2010

Drugstore.com on Tuesday released a statement reminding flexible spending account participants that they need to...

October 27, 2010

A New York Times report published Tuesday illustrated exactly how far apart the rubber is...

October 18, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Tuesday released a letter addressed to the...

October 12, 2010

A panel of healthcare thought leaders has concluded that a recent IRS rule change requiring...

October 10, 2010

The new prescription requirement for over-the-counter medicines under flexible spending accounts, part of the new...

September 26, 2010

As I write this column, it’s the final Super Tuesday primaries in eight states, including...

September 21, 2010

The Special Interest Group for IIAS Standards announced Wednesday that the group is making significant...

November 22, 2009

The simple fact is that healthcare reform in this country has to be paid for...

September 20, 2009

Determining just how much FSAs are utilized in the purchase of OTCs has always been...

August 2, 2009

Beyond small business being lost in the big government shuffle, NCPA’s emphasis on this issue...

July 12, 2009

There are a number of conclusions you can glean from the NCPA’s announcement, which runs...