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Important News about Flexible Spending Accounts

As a result of the new healthcare reform law the Internal Revenue Service has imposed new restrictions on Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Beginning on Saturday, January 1, 2011 many over-the-counter items such as cough and cold preparations, pain relievers, allergy and sinus medications, stomach remedies and others, will require a prescription before they are eligible for reimbursement to an FSA or HSA. More than 15,000 products are affected by these new reimbursement regulations. If you have FSA benefits remaining for 2010, consider stocking up on these items before the new requirement takes effect.

Starting on January 1, 2011, you will need to have a doctor’s prescription in order to be reimbursed for eligible OTC products. For your convenience, you may have the prescription filled at the pharmacy and we’ll keep it on file for easy refills. You can pay with your flexible spending account debit card at the pharmacy, or, if you don’t have an FSA debit card, retain your receipt and submit it to your provider for reimbursement. If you prefer, you can purchase the item off the shelf and submit your register receipt along with your prescription for reimbursement from your FSA provider.

Please contact your individual insurance company, healthcare plan provider or employer for more information on how the new regulations will impact you.

Posted 12/31/10


Unseasonable weather conditions in both California & Florida

The fresh Strawberries featured in this week’s ad will be in short supply due to unseasonable weather conditions in both the California and Florida growing regions. We appreciate your patience as we work with our suppliers to bring you the best product possible during this temporary situation. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause. Strawberries will be featured in future ads.

Posted 1/2/11


Freezing weather conditions in Florida

Due to freezing weather conditions in Florida, a number of produce items have been severely affected, such as Strawberries, Green Beans, Peppers, Cucumber, Green Squash, Tomatoes, and some Citrus items. We will be working with suppliers in the growing areas to bring you the best products possible. We appreciate your understanding that price, quality and availability may be affected for a period of time. We appreciate your patience during this temporary situation.

Posted 12/17/10


Turkey Basics: A Guide to Cooking a Safe and Delicious Turkey

 

Turkey … a year-round favorite! Anytime is the right time for turkey! Available year-round fresh or frozen, turkey makes a healthy, versatile and delicious meal choice. Turkey is a great source of high-quality, lean protein that provides essential nutrients such as iron, niacin and zinc.

Click here to the right to download the Turkey Basics Brochure