5th February 2014 From India, Lucknow
6th February 2014 From India, Hyderabad
Medical means the medicine/ drugs used to heal any illness. In this case only medicine, doctor fees, hospital fee can be covered under medical reimbursement scheme, while the item mentioned by you are cosmetic, energy drink, diet food etc, which are not the part of Medical.
Another thing is that our friend PON commented that "Medical allowance is tax exempted upto 15000/- p.a subject to production of bills whereas medical reimbursements are normally borne by the employers" while Medical allowance & medical reimbursement are two separate entity.
Medical Allowance is fully taxable & Medical reimbursement is tax free upto Rs. 15000/- per Annam, beyond Rs. 15000/- it would be taxable.
6th February 2014 From India, New Delhi