While some Plans have features that allow the reimbursement of these types of products, some Plans are subject to the CRA's rules.
- HSA Classic
- HSA Rollover
- HSA Rollback
- Enhanced Health Blends
CRA draws the line at "controlled" substances that require the intervention of a medical practitioner in order to purchase them.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications, supplements, and vitamins - including those prescribed by a medical practitioner - aren't eligible for reimbursement, because even without a prescription, you could simply walk into a store and buy them off the shelf.
While we agree that over-the-counter products are often helpful, we have to follow those guidelines.