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Menstrual products (e.g. tampons, pads, etc.) as "medically necessary" and therefore eligible as pre-tax FSA expense WITHOUT doctor's note #CoverTheTampon

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Currently, the IRS (the regulators of Flexible Spending Accounts) don't believe that menstrual products are "medically necessary" (they actually call them "luxury personal items") and therefore are not covered as an eligible expense. Not even with a doctor's note. Not even with a prescription.

Band aids are an eligible expense, as well as gauze and medical tape. Combined, you have an extremely inefficient maxi pad. Well, consider menstrual products as an efficient version of a band aid, which I consider MEDICALLY NECESSARY!!

Condoms are an eligible expense, as well as PAP smears, mammograms, and OBGYN visits. It is only logically that such products are covered.

#CoverTheTampon



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