Paying for Over-the-Counter Drugs and Feminine Hygiene Products

Previously, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) required a prescription from a physician for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to be eligible for reimbursement from a Health Savings Account (HSA). Now, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act eliminates that requirement, meaning you can use before-tax accounts to pay for OTC drugs without a prescription.

The CARES Act also recognizes feminine hygiene products as eligible for reimbursement from your before-tax accounts, but masks, surgical gloves and hand sanitizers generally are not.

This website provides highlights of the Hess Corporation benefits plans and programs for 2020. If there is any discrepancy between the information provided on this website and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will govern. Hess reserves the right to amend or terminate the plans at its discretion at any time.