Starting January 1, 2011, new federal rules require that Flexible Spending Account (FSA) claims for certain over-the-counter medications, such as glucose tabs, must attach a prescription from your doctor. Has anyone here tried to do this?
I’m seeing my doctor next week and feel a little weird asking him for a Rx for this. Does he need to write an exact quantity or do you think “as needed” is sufficient? Do I have to actually submit the Rx to the pharmacy and have them put Rx labels on the glucose tabs or can I just buy them and then submit the Rx along with the receipt from the drug store for the tabs? Can I buy a year’s supply and still submit an FSA claim?