On Friday, March 26th the IRS released Announcement 2021-7 which allows for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be reimbursed under the FSA, HSA, and HRA* plans. Eligible PPE includes masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes purchased for the purposes of preventing the spread of COVID-19. This applies to PPE purchased on or after 1/1/2020.
We will be sure to keep you updated on any further changes and announcements made by the IRS regarding consumer directed health plans. If you have any questions, we are here to answer them!
*It’s important to note that expenses reimbursable by an HRA will vary by employer. These expenses may not be considered eligible by your HRA if the plan is designed to only reimburses deducible or co-insuranceBack to Announcements