Most people will likely see the increase the next time coverage is renewed. However, the change means about seven million Texans will now get more coverage.
Until today, flex spending accounts could be used to buy over-the-counter medications. The change is part of the new Healthcare Reform Act.
Now, a doctor's prescription is required to purchase medication with the accounts. While some providers do allow people to roll over funds into this year, the new rule about over-the counter drugs still applies.
Some students will get a tuition break. A new state law waives fees for some firefighters and peace officers taking law enforcement-related classes at public institutions. To be eligible for the tuition and fee exemption, the course must pertain to the major requirements.