Industry Petitions Against FSA Changes

The Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association on Friday signed a letter along with other organizations seeking a repeal or delay of changes to flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts that prevents consumers from using FSA funding to purchase over-the-counter medicines without a prescription.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association on Friday signed a letter along with other organizations seeking a repeal or delay of changes to flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts that prevents consumers from using FSA funding to purchase over-the-counter medicines without a prescription.

The changes are slated to take effect on Jan. 1, 2011 as part of the new health care law.

FSAs are pretax dollars that employers

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