• Benepass Team

OTC Meds & Menstrual Products FSA-eligible

Updated: May 14, 2020

If you're in the market for:

Advil, Tylenol


Cough & cold

Menstrual products

Then you're in luck! Thanks to the CARES Act, you can now use your health FSA (flexible spending account) dollars on over-the-counter medications and menstrual products, courtesy of the COVID-19 stimulus package.

Passed on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security ("CARES") Act reverses an Affordable Care Act provision that forced FSA users to obtain a doctor's prescription for their OTC meds.

Now, no prescription, no problem. You can use your FSA to purchase OTC drugs like Advil, and other necessities like birth control, without a doctor's prescription. Check out the FSA Store's comprehensive list of eligible items here, and keep reading for our recommendations on where to buy.

Where to purchase OTC products?

Obviously there are plenty of great places to purchase your OTC products, but here are a few if you're not sure where to get started:

  • FSA Store: shop for FSA-eligible items with full peace of mind!

  • CVS: get free delivery of your OTC meds and prescriptions

  • Walgreens: get free delivery of your Walgreens order through Postmates

Where to purchase menstrual products?

For those who rely on them, another big win in the CARES Act is that all menstrual and period products are also FSA-eligible.

There are tons of new brands in menstrual care making sustainable, organic products. Many of them are available on subscription, so you can use your Benepass card to set it and forget it. Check them out!

  • Cora: tampons, pads, cups, and liners

  • Diva Cup: menstrual cups

  • Flex: menstrual discs and menstrual cups

  • L.: a certified B-corp that also invests in women-led enterprises with their pad-making machines—they provide organic, sustainable feminine products available by subscription

  • Lola: tampons, pads, and liners

Note: these are only available if your company offers FSA through Benepass. For more information, please email support@getbenepass.com


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