CARES ACT: Update to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

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On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act includes important provisions that make over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and menstrual products FSA and HSA-eligible expenses without a prescription.

These changes are effective for purchases made after December 31, 2019. If you previously purchased OTC medicines or menstrual products after December 31, 2019, you can submit a request for reimbursement, along with your itemized receipt.

Please note that there may be a period when your FSA and/or HSA Debit Card will not immediately work for these purchases. During this time, you will need to purchase these items with your personal funds and submit a request for reimbursement.

FSA and HSA Online Stores are accessible for researching and purchasing FSA and/or HSA eligible items.

Flexible Spending (FSA) questions or reimbursement:

  • Contact Benefit Coordinators Corporation (BCC) at (800)685-6100 or visit
  • To log in or register to your My SmartCare Portal.
  • The My SmartCare App is free in iOS and Android app stores.

Health Savings Account (HSA) questions or reimbursement:

Contact Optum at (844) 326-7967 or visit

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