Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can now be purchased with your Navia FSA. The change is retroactive to January 1, 2020. The IRS announced that PPE expenses are now eligible under FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, and other plans that permit Section 213(d) expenses. PPE includes things like hand sanitizer and face masks. You can get reimbursed for claims of PPE purchases after January 1, 2020. You just need a receipt of purchase.
The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 also made it possible to elect an FSA at any time during the year. If you elected an FSA tomorrow you would have plenty of time to spend your FSA dollars and take advantage of these tax-free purchases of face masks and other PPEs, not to mention 32,000 other things (see full list of eligible items) you can spend your FSA on. Navia also has a great infographics for the top 50 ways to spend your FSA dollars.
Effective immediately, Navia will approve eligible PPE claims. Contingent upon action by SIGIS (the entity that manages eligibility for card purchases) to update and dispatch its eligibility lists to include PPE, the Navia Benefits Card will also allow PPE purchases at SIGIS/IIAS-compliant stores and online retailers.