SIGIS membership is not required for a Manufacturer; however, becoming a member of SIGIS provides a Manufacturer the ability to have their products be marked as FSA/HSA eligible in retail stores and online stores wherever flexible spending account cards are supported.

SIGIS membership is recommended for Manufacturers with a large catalog of products. For smaller Manufacturers/Sellers that have only a few products, it’s recommended they reach out to the SIGIS member merchant to submit the products on their behalf.

Membership in SIGIS offers manufacturers access to the following programs:

Eligible Product List Submissions

A Manufacturer having the ability to add products to the Eligible Product List will be more comprehensive, since the whole catalog will be submitted versus only what a merchant will be carrying. In addition, Manufacturer submissions are generally timelier, as they have the most visibility before products hit the market.

Eligible Product List Access

Manufacturers will have visibility to the Eligible Product List and can verify their products are listed. (The Eligible Product List is only available to members for internal use, external publication and sharing is prohibited).

SIGIS provides additional support through our Help Desk that is available to answer any questions regarding the programs listed above.

Accepting FSA/HRA/HSA Cards for Direct-to-Consumer Sales

If a Manufacturer is interested in accepting health benefit cards for direct-to-consumer sales on their website, they will need to implement an IIAS compliant software system and seek IIAS certification. For more information on the IIAS certification process please visit the Merchants page.

Related FAQs

SIGIS member merchants and manufacturers submit existing or new to market products to SIGIS for review to the Eligible Product List Committee. SIGIS staff and external vendors conduct various data quality checks prior to formal Eligible Product List Committee review. The Eligible Product List Committee is comprised of industry experts including plan administrators, merchants, and other SIGIS members. The Committee reviews the list each month, including the proposed product additions and deletions to ensure adherence with legislative and regulatory requirements including guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Treasury, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The SIGIS Eligible Product List is updated monthly. Updates are generally available for download and use by the 15th day of each month.

Product submissions are due by approximately the 20th of each month for consideration in next month’s list publication. During the submission process, products go through various quality and eligibility checks via automated checks, SIGIS Staff, SIGIS vendors and the Eligible Product List Committee. Products not meeting certain quality checks will not be considered for review. It is important the required form information is detailed and accurate. Product Eligibility is determined and voted upon by full consensus of committee members. Items are added to the list by the 15th of the next month based on eligibility approval. Members may check the submission page to track the status of their submission.