There’s no substitute for a little knowledge when it comes to making smart choices about big expenses like health and dependent care. The WageWorks Learning Center makes it easy to get the knowledge you need with short and easy-to-follow video tutorials, informative tips and articles, and an answer center where our experts respond to questions asked frequently by eligible employees like yourself. And if you still need help, live expert help is available for your account, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., EST.
How to Use Your Card to Purchase OTC Drugs at the Pharmacy with a Prescription
Because of the new 2011 Health Care Reform Law, you will first need to go to your health care provider and have him or her write you a prescription for the OTC drug or drug category (Claritin or loratadine). If you use a WageWorks Health Care Card, you can then take the prescription to the pharmacy counter and use your Card to fill it and make the purchase. If the pharmacy has a standardized inventory system (IIAS), the transaction will be automatically verified and no further action will be required.
Affordable Care Act
In early 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed as part of the health care reform initiative. Included in the law was a new rule that requires a doctor’s prescription for the reimbursement of Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs and medicines from a health flexible spending or savings account.
WageWorks Tech Tips
WageWorks new Tech Tips series is designed to help participants get the most from their account with practical, easy-to-understand, live-action web tutorials.
WageWorks Video Tutorial Series
The WageWorks Online Video Series is designed to provide additional information and education regarding WageWorks products and services.
How To Use Your Card
Your Card and account are regulated by the IRS. Their rules determine who can use the account and for what items and services it can be used. To make sure that your Card is only used to purchase eligible items, the IRS requires most pharmacies and all general merchandise stores to install and maintain an inventory control system that can identify the eligibility of items at checkout.
Commuter Plan Basics
You may have either a transit or parking account, or both. Transit covers public transportation and vanpools carrying six or more adult passengers (excluding the driver). Parking benefits must be used for parking at or near work, or at or near a place where you take public transportation to work (known in some places as Park & Ride).