The SIGIS Eligible Product List is a list of eligible health care/medical products that qualify for purchase with an FSA or HRA payment card. The list has been reviewed and modified by the SIGIS Eligible Product List Committee, a group of benefit plan
administrators, merchants, and other SIGIS Members.
Merchants who wish to use the SIGIS standard, and process information inventory approval standard (IIAS) transactions must use the SIGIS Eligible Product List to identify their inventory so that eligible products can be identified and processed at the point of sale in accordance with the SIGIS specification.
Plan administrators will also find the SIGIS Eligible Product List to be a valuable resource in the development of plan criteria for identifying eligible products. The SIGIS List represents a unique tool that provides an industry-vetted list of eligible products that can be used in the administration of FSA/HRA card programs.
The Eligible Product List is only available to SIGIS members once logged into the website.
The Eligible Product List Criteria publication
provides a summary of the categories of items that are considered eligible, not eligible, and dual-purpose (products which have both a medical and personal hygiene, cosmetic or general health purpose and which are not considered by the IRS to be eligible
for inclusion in an IIAS).
The List Criteria publication outlines the rationale for why some products are eligible and others are not, along with examples – a resource that merchants and plan administrators will find to be invaluable. The List Criteria is available to the public. Click here for a copy of the publication.
For merchants that sell private label or other local/regional products that are not typically found on a nationally-distributed, regularly-stock items list, the Private Label Eligibility Criteria publication outlines the guidelines for how merchants may flag these items as IIAS-eligible in addition to those found in the SIGIS Eligible Product List.
For TPSs that support their client merchants with an inventory that includes private label or local/regional products, the Private Label Eligibility Criteria publication will describe the criteria that TPSs also use to flag these items.