Are feminine products FSA eligible 2021?

The CARES Act reclassified feminine products as “medical expenses,” which means you can now purchase pads and tampons with pre-tax income through your FSA or HSA.

Which is better tampons or sanitary pads?

Tampons are cylindrical inserts that go inside your vagina, whereas pads are absorbent linings designed to stick to your underwear. Tampons are a good option because they are small, nearly invisible, and swim-safe — but they can be hard to insert and may carry the risk of vaginal irritation or toxic shock syndrome.

Can you use both pads and tampons?

It’s common to use different things at different times during your period. For example, someone may use tampons during the day and pads at night. You can also wear period underwear, a pad, or a pantyliner (a thin pad) while you’re using a tampon or cup, for backup protection in case of leaks.

How do you disguise a tampon?

Conceal tampon in a sweater folded neatly over the arm. Slip tampon into shoe. Hide tampon in water bottle. Tape tampon to underside of baseball cap.

Can I use my FSA card for tampons?

Feminine hygiene products. You can now use your FSA dollars to buy pads, tampons, liners and even disposable and non-disposable period panties. You can also purchase alternative period products like menstrual cups and the Flex Disc.

Can I use FSA to buy pads?

Sanitary pads are eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA).

What is the disadvantage of tampons?

Cons. The biggest downside to wearing tampons is the risk of toxic shock syndrome (TTS). It’s a rare but life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections. It used to be primarily associated with using super-absorbent tampons.

Where can I hide my tampon at work?

Although you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about carrying period supplies, you can easily hide them in your bag for school or work. Keep them in a separate pencil case, makeup bag, or glasses case inside your bag. You can discreetly store pads, tampons, spare underwear, and pain medication inside.