Benefits Education - WageWorks Over-the-Counter Use

In recent years, the IRS has greatly limited the use of the Flex Spending Account (FSA) for purchases of over-the-counter medications.  You can still purchase needed oral and topical medications using your FSA money, however you would need to file a claim with a prescription from your physician and a detailed receipt.  Some items can still be purchased without a prescription, such as contact lenses solution; sunscreen with an SPF of 15+ and "broad spectrum"; and bandages.  For a complete list of eligible expenses visit the WageWorks website at or contact WageWorks at (877) 924-3967.