Is personal protective equipment (PPE) eligible for coverage under the Health Care Spending Account?
Yes. The Health Care Spending Account allows employees to set aside any amount from $100 up to $2,700 for the 2020 plan year to pay for medically necessary health care expenses that are not reimbursed by their health insurance or other benefit plans.
N95 masks and thermometers are considered medically necessary and are a reimbursable expense under the Health Care Spending Account.
Other PPE that is considered dual purpose will require a Letter of Medical Necessity signed by a doctor to be eligible for reimbursement.