The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines what medical, pharmacy, dental and vision expenses
are eligible for payment or reimbursement from health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs).
To see whether a specific type of service is covered,
click on the first letter of the name of the service below, and then click on the service title.
Your employer may limit coverage on certain eligible items, so be sure to review your benefit information.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may also modify its list of eligible medical expenses from time to time.
Visit http://www.IRS.gov to view
Publication 502 - Eligible Medical and Dental Expenses - for a full list.
Special education services, recommended by a doctor, for learning disabilities
Stop-smoking programs (including nicotine gum or patches, if prescribed)
Surgery, excluding cosmetic surgery
Because of the health care reform law passed in 2010, over-the-counter medicines and drugs may only be eligible for FSA reimbursement if you have a valid prescription. Those medicines or drugs include:
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
Many OTC medical supplies may be eligible for reimbursement from an FSA, and no prescription is required. Examples include:
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)