Use it or Lose it – Eligible Expenses for Your FSA Account
So, you realize you've only got a few days to spend your FSA money. Here's a few items that you can use the money for.
United Health Care made up a list of some items that are eligible to use your FSA money for.
Use a health care FSA to pay for many health care treatments and services.
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) can be used to pay for many covered health care services.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA)
Blood sugar test kits for diabetics
Breast pumps and lactation supplies
Contact lenses and solutions
Dental treatments including X-rays,
cleanings, fillings, braces, and tooth removals
Doctor’s office visits and procedures
Drug addiction treatment
Eyeglasses and vision exams
Hearing aids and batteries
Inpatient alcoholism treatment
Laser eye surgery
Over-the-counter medicines and drugs if prescribed
by a doctor (see more information below)
Psychiatric care if the expense is for mental health
care provided by a psychiatrist, psychologist or other
Special education services, recommended by a doctor,
for learning disabilities
Stop-smoking programs (including nicotine gum or
patches, if prescribed)
Surgery, excluding cosmetic surgery
Weight-loss program, if it is a treatment for a specific
disease diagnosed by a physician
Aids for indigestion
Allergy and sinus medicine
Baby rash ointment
Cold and flu medicine
Feminine antifungal or anti-itch products
Laxatives or stool softeners
Motion sickness medicines
Nasal sprays or drops
Ointments for cuts, burns or rashes
Pain relievers, such as aspirin or ibuprofen
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and drugs
Over-the-counter medicines and drugs may only be eligible for FSA reimbursement if you have a valid prescription.
Those medicines or drugs include:
This is not a complete list.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) decides which expenses can
be paid from an FSA and can change the list at any time.
Bandages, adhesive or elastic
Braces and supports
Contact lens solution and supplies
Dentures and denture adhesives
Diagnostic tests and monitors
(such as blood glucose monitors)