Further – Flexible Spending Account Changes

To: All employees

From: City of Windom

Date: 4/16/2020

Subject: Update to spending account eligibility list

Recently, the IRS expanded the eligible expenses list due to the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. You can find the updated list of expenses at https://learn.hellofurther.com/Individuals/Spending_Your_Account/Eligible_Expenses

Health spending accounts (HSAs) and Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can now be used to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) medical products and feminine hygiene products without a prescription from a physician. This update is a permanent change to the eligible expenses list and includes retroactive purchases dating back to January 1st, 2020.

Some of the new eligible expenses include:

  • Tampons, pads and liners
  • Cold, cough, and flu medicine
  • Allergy and sinus medicine
  • Pain relievers
  • Digestive aids and laxatives
  • Baby rash ointments and creams

IMPORTANT, the system that allows medical spending account debit cards to work, is dependent on a national network. Until the network is fully up to date with the new eligible expenses, you should:

  • Save all of your receipts
  • Manually submit for reimbursement from your account
  • FSA account holders still need to substantiate the transaction with documentation to get reimbursed


To learn how to access your account online visit: https://learn.hellofurther.com/Individuals/Getting_Started/Registering_Online

If you have additional questions, please contact a Further customer service representative.

Further                         P.O. Box 64193                       Member Service       + 800 – 859 – 2144               hellofurther.com

                                        St. Paul, MN 55164                 Sales Support            + 855 – 363 – 2583               info@hellofurther.com


Employee Payroll/Benefit Information

Helpful information & links available on the Employee Section of the website.  If you are unable to access this page, please contact Denise Nichols or Chelsie Carlson at City Hall.


2020 BCBS Insurance – New Insulin Benefit in 2020

A New Insulin Benefit will begin on January 1, 2020 for Service Cooperative members who participate in the health insurance pool through BCBS of Minnesota.


This new benefit includes plan-eligible insulin options as a covered benefit with no member copay or deductible responsibility. Typically a change like this would be implemented on your renewal date, however this will take effect on January 1, 2020.


To review benefit details, including insulin coverage (after 1/1/20), visit bluecrossmn.com or for questions on coverage and prescriptions call BCBS Customer Service 1-866-537-7702.