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Healthy INSIDER Podcast 67: U.S. Health Care Bill May Clear Way for Supplements in HSAs

The fate of the future of American health care hangs in the Senate, but the House-passed American Health Care Act may be one step closer to getting supplements included in health savings accounts (HSAs) and/or flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

Sandy Almendarez

May 19, 2017

The fate of the future of American health care hangs in the Senate, but the House-passed American Health Care Act may be one step closer to getting supplements included in health savings accounts (HSA) and/or flexible spending accounts (FSA). Jay Hawkins, partner, Alpine Group, noted that the new health care bill overrides the provision in the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., Obamacare) that removed over the counter (OTC) products from eligible HAS/FSA purchases. Hawkins, who spoke at the Ingredient Marketplace featured panel discussion “NDIs, FTC and More: Navigating the Changes Posed by a New Administration,” discusses the new potential role for supplements in health care with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, in this podcast.

They also cover:

  • How President Donald Trump is an unconventional leader, but the typical Republican personnel he appoints to top government positions allows the industry to better assume how the political landscape will function.

  • The expected movement of the new dietary ingredient (NDI) draft guidance.

  • Where supplement brands should focus their attention now to best further their business and the industry.

Hear a podcast with another speaker from the Ingredient Marketplace feature panel—Jim Lassiter, chief operating officer, Ingredient Identity—in the Healthy INSIDER Podcast 62: Unified Industry Can Benefit in New Political Climate

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

VP of Content, Informa

Summary

• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.

• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.

• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.

Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.

In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!

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