February 2011 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

IRS Reverses its Stance against Breast Pumps

In 2009, the IRS stated that they could not make breast pumps reimbursable unless Congress told them they could (see comments & letter below). Today, the IRS has reversed their position and with Announcement 2011-14, they have effectively stated that “breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are medical care under IRC §213(d)…amounts reimbursed for […]