Industry Opposes FSA Changes

ARLINGTON, Va. The Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association are seeking a repeal or delay of changes to flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts that would prevent consumers from using FSA funding to purchase certain 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

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association are seeking a repeal or delay of changes to flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts that would prevent consumers from using FSA funding to purchase certain 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 set aside for employees for their out-of-pocket

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